The development and application of an instrument to indicate the fire resistance characteristics of fabrics in air currents of varying velocities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Yang-Ja Kim Mori (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: The most critical issue in the textile industry at the present time is the flammability of textile fabrics. Since man's discovery and utilization of fire, combustible materials have been a great concern, especially when the materials occur in a fine state of division. This is particularly true of textile fibers which are easily ignited and readily combustible. For centuries flammable textile fabrics have been a serious problem to the consumers of the United States and also to the consumers of many other countries, yet the textile fibers used most extensively are highly combustible. Only asbestos fibers, glass fibers, and mineral wools are considered fire resistant. Among the man-made fibers, nylon, polyesters, and vinylchloride copolymers tend to resist flaming but do melt and cause serious burns.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Textile fabrics $x Fire testing
Fire resistant materials $x Testing
Fire testing

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