Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0857098934
  • ISBN-13: 9780857098931
  • DDC: 677.689
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 704 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Given their importance to consumer safety, fire-resistant textiles are one of the fastest-growing areas in industrial textiles. The Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles is a comprehensive review of the considerable recent advances in the field of fire resistant textiles. It brings together scientific and technical expertise to produce an important source of current knowledge on fire resistant textiles and their use in hostile environments. Part One offers an overview of fire resistant textiles. Chapters discuss burning and combustion mechanisms of fibers, chemical modification of natural and synthetic fibers to improve flame retardancy, multi-component flame resistant coating techniques for textiles, care and maintenance of fire resistant textiles, along with the safety, health and environmental aspects of flame retardants. Part Two covers different types of fire resistant fibers and fabrics, including flame retardant cotton, wool, ceramic fibers and blends, composites and nonwovens. Part Three reviews standards, regulations, and characterization of fire resistant textiles. Part Four includes case studies of major applications of fire-resistant textiles.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles.
Dedication Page.
1: Overview of Fire Resistant Textiles.
2: Combustion Processes of Textile Fibres.
3: Burning Mechanisms of Fibers.
4: Chemical Modification of Natural and Synthetic Textile Fibres to Improve Flame Retardancy.
5: Multi-Component Flame Resistant Coating Techniques for Textiles.
6: Care and Maintenance of Fabrics Used for Flame Resistant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
7: Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects of Flame Retardants.
8: Types of Fire Resistant Fibre.
9: Flame Resistant Cotton.
10: Flame Resistant Manmade Cellulosic Fibres.
11: Flame Resistant Wool and Wool Blends.
12: Flame Resistant Ceramic Fibres.
13: Flame Resistant Composites and Nanocomposites.
14: Flame Resistant Nonwoven Fabrics.
15: Testing and Regulation of Fire Resistant Textiles.
16: Selection of Flame Resistant Protective Clothing.
17: Flame Resistant Clothing Standards and Regulations.
18: Characterizing Comfort Properties of Flame Resistant Fabrics and Garments.
19: Physiological Impact of Flame Resistant Clothing: Managing Heat Stress.
20: Flame Retardancy Testing and Regulation of Soft Furnishings.
21: Applications of Fire Resistant Textiles.
22: Flame Resistant Textiles for Flash Fires.
23: Flame Resistant Textiles for Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting.
24: Flame Resistant Textiles for Electric Arc Flash Hazards.
25: Flame Resistant Textiles for Molten Metal Hazards.
26: Flame Resistant Textiles for Transport Applications.
27: Flame Retardant Fiber-Reinforced Composites.