Flame retardency

3B1_0149_ A NOVEL NITROGEN-CONTAINING CARBOXYLFUNCTIONALIZED ORGANOPHOSPHORUS SYSTEM FOR FLAME RETARDANT FINISHING OF COTTON FABRICS

Authors
  • Angela Castellano
  • Guiseppe Rosace
  • Valentina Trovato
  • Guiseppina Iacono
  • Giulio Malucelli

Abstract

In this paper, a novel nitrogen-containing carboxyl-functionalized organophosphorus compound was exploited for enhancing the flame retardant properties of cotton fabrics. In particular, 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid and sodium hypophosphite were used as environmentally-friendly binder and catalyst, respectively. Besides, to avoid the formation of insoluble calcium salt during home laundering, the treated samples were recoated employing three sol-gel solutions. Treated and untreated samples were thoroughly characterized to understand the bonding between coatings and substrate, as well as their thermal and fire behaviour. The results obtained from flame and combustion tests revealed that the treated fabrics were able to control the combustion process.

Keywords: N-(Phosphonomethyl)iminodiacetic acid hydrate, flame retardancy, cotton fabric, sol-gel treatment, phosphorous-based finishing

How to Cite:

Castellano, A. & Rosace, G. & Trovato, V. & Iacono, G. & Malucelli, G., (2019) “3B1_0149_ A NOVEL NITROGEN-CONTAINING CARBOXYLFUNCTIONALIZED ORGANOPHOSPHORUS SYSTEM FOR FLAME RETARDANT FINISHING OF COTTON FABRICS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
13 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed