Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics, 2011 Edition

Date: April 22, 2011
Pages: 35
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics, 2011 Edition
This report analyses the role of flame resistant fibres and fabrics in protective apparel for hazardous environments. It includes information on regulations and standards of flame resistance and flammability testing, as well as an analysis of key applications for flame resistant fabrics in firefighter apparel, industrial workwear, military clothing, motor racing apparel and police uniforms. The report highlights the latest products from major manufacturers of flame resistant fibres and fabrics, including: Basofil Fibers, DuPont, Evonik Fibres, Gun Ei Chemical Industry, Kaneka Corporation, Kermel, Lenzing, Optimer Brands, PBI Performance Products, Rhodia, Teijin Aramid, Toyobo and Westex.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

FLAMMABILITY OF FIBRES

FACTORS AFFECTING THE FLAMMABILITY OF APPAREL

Fibre content
Fabric construction
Fabric weight
Fabric construction
Fabric surface texture
Moisture content
Presence of additives or contaminants in the fabric
Garment design

FLAMMABILITY TESTING

DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT OF FLAME RESISTANCE

Definition of flame resistant fabric
Measurement of flame resistance

FLAME RESISTANT FABRICS

Inherently flame resistant fibres
Fabrics containing flame retardants
Flame retardant technologies
Halogenated flame retardants
Inorganic flame retardants
Organophosphorus flame retardants
Nitrogen-based flame retardants
Market forecasts
Use of nanocomposite technology in flame resistant fabrics

FLAMMABILITY REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR FABRICS AND APPAREL

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Testing
Legal status
Revising standards to keep them up to date
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
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