STP1133

    Effect of Fabric Finish on the Adhesion of Molten Metal to Wool

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    The influence of the finishing of wool fabrics on the adhesion of molten zinc and molten aluminium has been determined. The factors considered were: chrome dyeing, zirpro treatment and fluorocarbon treatment. It was concluded that chrome dyeing and zirpro treatment both increase the amount of adhesion of molten zinc and aluminium, whilst the fluorocarbon treatment has the opposite effect. These findings have important implications on the design of protective clothing for use in the primary metal industries.

    Keywords:

    protective clothing, molten metals, wool, wool finishes, safety


    Author Information:

    Proctor, TD
    Principal scientific officer and higher scientific officer, Safety Engineering Laboratory, Sheffield,

    Thompson, H
    Principal scientific officer and higher scientific officer, Safety Engineering Laboratory, Sheffield,


    Paper ID: STP19197S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19197S


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