The present paper critically analyzes the potential for commercially available nanoparticles for enhancing the flame-retardant properties of synthetic and natural fabrics and their corresponding blends. Each nanoparticle has been applied to the fabric through a finishing-like process (namely impregnation/exhausting or, more simply, nanoparticle adsorption) in aqueous media and the resulting properties of these fabrics have been assessed in terms of combustion behavior by use of a cone calorimeter under a heat flux of 35 kW/m2. The influence of these nanoparticles on the main combustion parameters of polyester, cotton, and some of their blends has been thoroughly discussed. As a result of this discussion, a flame-retardant efficiency ranking of the nanoparticles under review has been established.
|Titolo:||A comparative analysis of nanoparticle adsorption as fire-protection approach for fabrics|
ALONGI, JENNY (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Combustion; Cone calorimeter; Cotton; Nanoparticles; Polyester; Polymers and Plastics; Chemistry (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/polym7010047|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|