Accession Number : AD0712619

Title :   MEASURING THE RATE-OF-BURN OF THERMOPLASTIC FABRICS,

Corporate Author : GUELPH UNIV (ONTARIO) MACDONALD INST

Personal Author(s) : Neilsen,E. B. ; Richards,H. R.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : It is difficult to measure the rate-of-burn of thermoplastic fabrics because they tend to melt-drip or be self-extinguishing. But by supporting the fabric by stitching it with an inert, glass fiber thread, accurate measurements can be obtained. Results for untreated nylon and polyester fabrics tested with this method show a linear relationship between fabric weight and burning time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, *COMBUSTION), (*TEXTILES, *FLAMMABILITY), BURNING RATE, NYLON, POLYESTER PLASTICS, WEIGHT, ACRYLIC RESINS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Plastics
      Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE