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Effectiveness of Proban flame retardant in used clothing

Effectiveness of Proban flame retardant in used clothing During conflict, Royal Navy personnel wear a twoply flameretardant FR action coverall AC and antiflash AF hood and gloves, made from Proban Albright & Wilson's registered trademark treated cotton. It is a widely held belief that extended wear, and repeated washing damages the Proban FR finish making the garments more susceptible to ignition if exposed to flame. To examine this, new and used AC and AF were exposed up to 10s on a flame manikin. The examples of used AC and AF had been worn for approximately 56 days and washed 20 times over a 12 week period at sea. For flame challenges up to 10s, much greater than expected in a fuel explosion, the protection afforded by the used clothing was as good as for the new clothing, with some evidence that protection had improved. It is concluded that the Proban FR treatment was not damaged by wear or washing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology Emerald Publishing

Effectiveness of Proban flame retardant in used clothing

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0955-6222
DOI
10.1108/09556220410699552
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Abstract

During conflict, Royal Navy personnel wear a twoply flameretardant FR action coverall AC and antiflash AF hood and gloves, made from Proban Albright & Wilson's registered trademark treated cotton. It is a widely held belief that extended wear, and repeated washing damages the Proban FR finish making the garments more susceptible to ignition if exposed to flame. To examine this, new and used AC and AF were exposed up to 10s on a flame manikin. The examples of used AC and AF had been worn for approximately 56 days and washed 20 times over a 12 week period at sea. For flame challenges up to 10s, much greater than expected in a fuel explosion, the protection afforded by the used clothing was as good as for the new clothing, with some evidence that protection had improved. It is concluded that the Proban FR treatment was not damaged by wear or washing.

Journal

International Journal of Clothing Science and TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2004

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