Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric

Misnon, Mohd Iqbal and Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda and Chen, Haizhen and Goda, Koichi and Khan, Md Tawhidul Islam (2018) Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 5 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1687-8434

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Woven hemp fabric was treated with sodium hydroxide, commercial flame retardant chemical, and combination of both to increase its fire-retardant properties. Treatments of fire-retardant changed the properties of woven hemp fabric such as increased its fabric shrinkage and density of fibres which ranges from 0.67 to 5% and 1.43 to 1.53 g/cm3 respectively. After the treatment, the fire retardancy of the fabric increased tremendously which was observed by the burning, thermogravimetry and limiting oxygen index tests. Some of the samples were not burnt when exposed to flame source and the burning rate needed to be measured under exaggeration of flame at longer time. The limiting oxygen index value increased from 18.6 to 51 after the treatments which explained the scenario happened in the burning tests. Nevertheless, its
mechanical properties decreased slightly that ranges from 18 to 32% and 23 to 39% for warp and weft respectively compared to untreated fibre.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 04:51
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: woven hemp fabric, fire retardant properties, fabric properties, themogravimetry, limiting oxygen index & burning tests
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5121/msej.2018.5101
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34760

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