Flame retardant functional textiles

S. Gaan, V. Salimova, P. Rupper, A. Ritter and H. Schmid,     Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland


This chapter is a brief review of research and developments in the field of flame retardant textiles. The review focuses mainly on the currently available flame retardant solutions for different kinds of textiles. It gives insights into the general mode of action of flame retardants, types of flame retardant fibers, flame retardant additives for fibers and surface treatments and standard test methods for flame retardant textiles. The existing commercial flame retardant treatments for textiles are over 50 years old and some of them have created environmental ...

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