STP1133

    Repellent Treatments on Stretchable and/or Inherently Flame Retardant Fabrics

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    Five materials that were either stretchable, inherently flame retardant, or both were selected for repellent treatment. A Kermel/viscose blend, a flame retardant viscose/pbi blend, a Nomex/Kevlar blend, a Lycra/polycotton blend and a Lycra/cotton blend all exhibited excellent repellent properties (oil, water, phosphate) after treatment. Laundering of treated materials only reduced the oil repellency somewhat and had no effect on the phosphate or water repellencies. The flame retardancy was not degraded by the repellent treatment.

    Keywords:

    repellency, fluorochemical, flame retardancy, treatments, stretch fabrics, Lycra, polybenzimidazole, Kermel, Nomex, cotton, polyester, Kevlar


    Author Information:

    Dix, JK
    Head Materials Development Group, and research technologist, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

    DeLong, BA
    Head Materials Development Group, and research technologist, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario


    Paper ID: STP19211S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19211S


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