STUDIES ON MODIFICATION OF SOME FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS BY PLASMA .2. POLYESTER FABRIC

1991-05-20
AKOVALI, G
TAKROURI, F
Cold plasma treatment of polyester fabric in the presence of several volatile monomers containing expected flame retardant elements was made and some of the flammability characteristics of the plasma/monomer-treated fabric were studied. The plasma treatment on the fabric caused a slight decrease in both oxygen index values and burning rates. It is believed that crosslinking outweights the effect of grafted elements. The results of wettability and TGA tests as well as SEM data are included.