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Polymers 2016, 8(12), 419;

New Flexible Flame Retardant Coatings Based on Siloxane Resin and Ethylene-Vinyl Chloride Copolymer

Department of Innovative Biomaterials and Nanotechnologies, Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants, Wojska Polskiego 71b, 60-630 Poznan, Poland
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Academic Editors: Baljinder Kandola, Abderrahim Boudenne and Paul Kiekens
Received: 17 July 2016 / Revised: 18 November 2016 / Accepted: 29 November 2016 / Published: 2 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Textile Related Products)
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This work presents the effectiveness of a phosphorus-containing flame retardant based on siloxane resin and ethylene-vinyl chloride copolymer as a back-coating of fabrics. The possibility of improving flame retardant efficiency of this composition by introducing fumed silica, montmorillonite, carbon nanotubes, and graphite was evaluated. The effect of each additive on the efficiency of the composition was examined separately. Flammability tests of flame retardant-coated fabrics (natural and synthetic) were carried out using pyrolysis combustion flow calorimetry (PCFC), cone calorimetry, and limiting oxygen index determination. An assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture containing flame retardant fabric, resistance to washing, antifungal activity, and some of the utility properties of the final newly-developed flame-retardant coating was conducted. View Full-Text
Keywords: flame retardant; back-coating; flammability; upholstery fabrics flame retardant; back-coating; flammability; upholstery fabrics

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Wesolek, D.; Gasiorowski, R.; Rojewski, S.; Walentowska, J.; Wojcik, R. New Flexible Flame Retardant Coatings Based on Siloxane Resin and Ethylene-Vinyl Chloride Copolymer. Polymers 2016, 8, 419.

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