Issued as NRCC #21348.
A combustibility study of the gaseous pyrolysates produced from some high-performance fabrics†
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1983 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 28, Issue 12, pages 3681–3693, December 1983
How to Cite
Day, M., Suprunchuk, T. and Wiles, D. M. (1983), A combustibility study of the gaseous pyrolysates produced from some high-performance fabrics. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 28: 3681–3693. doi: 10.1002/app.1983.070281209
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUN 1983
- Manuscript Received: 1 NOV 1982
The flammability limits of the gaseous pyrolysates obtained from a series of conventional, flame-retarded, and high-performance textile fabrics have been measured, and the results compared. These data have been utilized to develop a fire hazard index associated with the ignitability and combustibility of the gaseous products of thermal degradation as a result of exposure to a high radiative thermal fire load. Generally, it was found that the high-performance fabrics behaved better than the flame-retarded fabrics, which themselves were superior to untreated materials.