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    STP1233

    Cone Calorimeter Studies of Furniture Component System

    Published: 01 January 1994


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    Abstract

    The thermal performance for a wide range of upholstery fabrics made in various weights and fiber types has been studied. A cone calorimeter was utilized for this work using simulated furniture mockups of cover fabric, with and without Kevlar Z-11 fire blocker fabric and foam. Results are discussed with regard to heat release characteristics and relative performance of various components.

    Keywords:

    cone calorimeter, upholstery fabrics, fire blocker fabric, thermal performance


    Author Information:

    Forsten, HH
    Research associate, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE


    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12952S