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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 85:
2nd quarter 2011

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Editorial: Innovations in Technical Textiles at Techtextil 2011 (10 pages)
Profile of Trevira: A Unique European Source of Polyester Speciality Fibres (19 pages)
Fibre and Fabric Based Composites: Less Weight, More Automation and Greener Materials (17 pages)
Technical textile markets: flame resistant fibres and fabrics, 2nd quarter 2011
Global technical textiles business update, 2nd quarter 2011 (20 pages)
Statistics: fibre consumption in South America, 2nd quarter 2011 (13 pages)

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Technical textile markets: flame resistant fibres and fabrics, 2nd quarter 2011

published in Issue 85, 2nd quarter 2011  

This report analyses the role of flame resistant fibres and fabrics in protective apparel for hazardous environments. It includes information on regulations and standards of flame resistance and flammability testing, as well as an analysis of key applications for flame resistant fabrics in firefighter apparel, industrial workwear, military clothing, motor racing apparel and police uniforms. The report highlights the latest products from major manufacturers of flame resistant fibres and fabrics, including: Basofil Fibers, DuPont, Evonik Fibres, Gun Ei Chemical Industry, Kaneka Corporation, Kermel, Lenzing, Optimer Brands, PBI Performance Products, Rhodia, Teijin Aramid, Toyobo and Westex.

Table of Contents
Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Flammability of Fibres
  • Factors Affecting the Flammability of Apparel
  • Flammability Testing
  • Definition and Measurement of Flame Resistance
  • Flame Resistant Fabrics
  • Flammability Regulations and Standards for Fabrics and Apparel
  • Applications of Flame Resistant Fabrics in Performance Apparel
  • Key Producers of Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics and Their Products
  • Outlook

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