Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles

1st Edition

Editors: F. Selcen Kilinc
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091239
eBook ISBN: 9780857098931
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th May 2013
Page Count: 704
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Table of Contents

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Dedication

Introduction

Overview of fire resistant textiles

Chapter 1: Combustion processes of textile fibres

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Thermal transitions and degradation of polymers

1.3 Degradation of individual fibre-forming polymer types

1.4 Polymer fires and the influence of polymer degradation steps on subsequent flame retardant behaviour

1.5 Flame retardancy

1.6 Specific mechanistic issues relevant to fibres and textiles: char formation

1.7 Potential of nanotechnology for flame retarding textiles

1.8 Future trends

Chapter 2: Burning mechanisms of fibers

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Ignition source

2.3 Thermal decomposition of solid to produce fuel

2.4 Escape of fuel vapor from the degrading solid

2.5 Reactions in the vapor state – oxidation

2.6 Excess heat diffusion back to the solid to produce more degradation

2.7 Reducing flammability

Chapter 3: Chemical modification of natural and synthetic textile fibres to improve flame retardancy

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Flame retardant strategies for textile materials

3.3 Polyesters

3.4 Polyamides

3.5 Cellulose-based fibres: cotton, cotton blends and viscose

3.6 Wool and its blends

3.7 Silk fibres

3.8 Miscellaneous fibre-forming polymers

3.9 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 4: Multi-component flame resistant coating techniques for textiles

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Back-coating techniques

4.3 The sol–gel coating technique

4.4 Plasma surface treatments

4.5 Nanoparticle-based films

4.6 Layer-by-layer assembly (LbL)

Chapter 5: Care and maintenance of fabrics used for flame resi


Description

Given its importance to consumer safety, fire resistant textiles are one of the fastest growing sectors in industrial textiles. Handbook of fire resistant textiles provides a comprehensive review of the considerable advances that have occurred in the field of fire resistant textiles in recent years. It draws together scientific and technical expertise from around the world to produce an important source of current knowledge on fire resistant textiles and their use for protection in hostile environments.

Part one provides an overview of fire resistant textiles. Chapters discuss burning and combustion mechanisms of textile fibers, chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibers to improve flame retardancy, multi-component flame resistant coating techniques for textiles, care and maintenance of fire resistant textiles, along with the safety, health and environmental aspects of flame retardants. Part two covers different types of fire resistant fibers and fabrics, including flame retardant cotton, wool, ceramic fibers and blends, composites and nonwovens. Part three reviews standards, regulations, and characterization of fire resistant textiles. Part four includes case studies of major applications of fire resistant textiles.

The Handbook of fire resistant textiles is an invaluable resource for a broad spectrum of professionals in the textiles and apparel industries, including textile and garment manufacturers, engineers, researchers, designers, developers and buyers.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the considerable advances that have occurred in the field of fire resistant textiles in recent years
  • Discusses burning and combustion mechanisms of textile fibers and chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibers to improve flame retardancy
  • Covers different types of fire resistant fibers and fabrics, including flame retardant cotton, wool, ceramic fibers and blends, composites and nonwovens

Readership

Material scientists who specialize in fire safety of materials; Any industry with fire safety needs that uses textiles in some part of the construction (aerospace, mass transport, automotive, furniture, etc.); Academics, researchers and students studying textile science and textile chemistry


Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857098931
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857091239
Paperback ISBN:
9780081015612

Reviews

The comprehensive coverage provided in this authoritative handbook imparts a major state-of-the-art review of fire-resistant textiles., International Dyer
The handbook is highly recommended for textile research scientists, engineers and technologists, as well as garment buyers, designers and manufacturers involved with fire-resistant textiles., International Dyer


About the Editors

F. Selcen Kilinc Editor

Dr Fatma Selcen Kilinc has a PhD in Textile Engineering and works as a senior researcher at the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA in the area of personal protective clothing and equipment. She has published extensively in such areas of fiber/polymer science as high performance materials, protective clothing, fabric comfort and modelling, characterization of fibers and fabrics, and antibacterial applications. She holds a patent in polymer implants for timed release of drugs. She is a member of ASTM International, AATCC, TAPPI, and AAMI technical committees and an area editor of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, USA