Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric reinforced vinyl ester composites

Misnon, M. I. and Islam, M. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Chen, H. and Goda, K. and Khan, M. T. I. (2018) Flammability characteristics of chemical treated woven hemp fabric reinforced vinyl ester composites. Science and Technology of Materials, 30 (3). pp. 174-188. ISSN 2603-6363


In the present work, the treatments using sodium hydroxide, flame retardant chemical and combination of both sodium hydroxide and flame retardant changed the physical properties thus reduced the mechanical properties of woven hemp fabric and fabricated composites. However, the treatments increased the fire retardant properties of fabricated composites as indicated by the burning tests, thermogravimetry analyses and limiting oxygen index tests. An assessment based on woods and engineered wood products have shown that the fabricated composites are suitable to be used for building infrastructure materials as an alternative to wood products.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Elsevier. Accepted version embargoed until 1 October 2019 (12 months), 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: 29 Jan 2019 00:16
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 05:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: woven hemp fabric; fire retardant; mechanical properties; composites; limiting oxygen index; burning test; thermal stability
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: 10.1016/j.stmat.2018.06.001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34761

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