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Polymers 2016, 8(10), 357; doi:10.3390/polym8100357

Recent Advances in the Design of Water Based-Flame Retardant Coatings for Polyester and Polyester-Cotton Blends

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Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Milano 20133, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, Alessandria Campus, Alessandria 15121, Italy
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Department of Textiles, University of Ghent, Gent 9052, Belgium
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Academic Editors: Baljinder Kandola and Abderrahim Boudenne
Received: 19 June 2016 / Revised: 19 September 2016 / Accepted: 1 October 2016 / Published: 11 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Textile Related Products)
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Abstract

Over the last ten years a new trend of research activities regarding the flame retardancy of polymeric materials has arisen. Indeed, the continuous search for new flame retardant systems able to replace the traditional approaches has encouraged alternative solutions, mainly centred on nanotechnology. In this context, the deposition of nanostructured coatings on fabrics appears to be the most appealing and performance suitable approach. To this aim, different strategies can be exploited: from the deposition of a single monolayer consisting of inorganic nanoparticles (single-step adsorption) to the building-up of more complex architectures derived from layer by layer assembly (multi-step adsorption). The present paper aims to review the application of such systems in the field of polyester and polyester-cotton blend fabrics. The results collated by the authors are discussed and compared with those published in the literature on the basis of the different deposition methods adopted. A critical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages exhibited by these approaches is also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticle adsorption; layer by layer; flame retardancy; polyester; polyester-cotton blend nanoparticle adsorption; layer by layer; flame retardancy; polyester; polyester-cotton blend
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Alongi, J.; Carosio, F.; Kiekens, P. Recent Advances in the Design of Water Based-Flame Retardant Coatings for Polyester and Polyester-Cotton Blends. Polymers 2016, 8, 357.

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