The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, HK, HK
Generally speaking, fabrics made from cellulosic fibres, such as cotton and linen will burn easily with a high flame velocity. Many flame retardant (FR) agents and methods of application have been developed in attempts to produce FR textile materials. However, the FR agents are not efficiently fixed to the cotton fibres unless they are used in combination with a resin and catalyst. In this invention, co-catalyst will be used which can effectively enhance the flame retardant treatment and minimise the side effects of flame retardant treatment. The finishing formulation (recipe) proposed in this invention was applied to cotton fabric by conventional pad–dry–cure finishing techniques. The technical advantages of this technology include: • Reduce the curing temperature and time used for flame retardant treatment. • Retain good flame retardant property of cotton fabric even at a lower curing temperature and shorter curing time. • Minimizing the reduction in tearing strength and whiteness of cotton fabric after flame retardant treatment.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 523
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