Inhibit fire with molecules from nature – application on textiles

Inhibit fire with molecules from nature – application on textiles

Textiles are an indispensable part of human life and are used in many different consumer products such as clothes, blankets, carpets, bedsheets, and upholstery. Since they are combustible, they will contribute to a large fire load in a room. One way to increase fire safety in homes and public buildings is to use flame retardants. They can delay the onset of a fire, or reduce the rate of fire spread, which gives opportunity for people to extinguish the fire, or escape in time. However, many flame retardants have been banned because they are bad for the health and/or the environment.

Publisher: Luleå University of Technology

Proj.nr: 723-009 | Year: 2023 | Ongoing projects until: 2024-03-31

Author: Anna-Carin Larsson