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Durable phosphorus-based flame retardants were applied to twill fabrics con taining cotton and wool to study the effect of wool on the flame retardancy and physical properties of the blend fabrics. The presence of wool in untreated blend fabrics caused burning rates to decrease and oxygen index...
Three methods of rendering upholstery fabrics smolder resistant were evaluated by determining the rate and extent of percent weight loss of a small scale mock-up system when the fabrics, with and without treatment, were tested in combination with F.R. cotton batting, F.R. polyurethane foam and...
There is evidence supported by statistical information from fire deaths that many fire fatalities occur as a result of incapacitation of the victims by the toxic products given off during the early stages of fires, thereby preventing escape from the fire, rather than from direct exposure to heat...
Effect of NH 4 Cl and NH 4 Br has been studied on combustion and decomposi tion of polystyrene (PS). NH 4 Br, at low concentrations showed unfavourable ef fects on burning rate, which is surprising for an accepted fire retardent. NH 4 Br accelerated degradation and combustion of PS....
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