A blend furniture fibre (polyester-microfilament-fibran-wool) was thin-layer treated by immersion in water disbursed combinations of ammonium polyphosphate (APP), TMSD, graphite powder, titanium dioxide (average 20 nm) and commercial binder.
LOI (limiting oxygen index) was increased from 18 to nearly 25, with the highest LOI and lowest Burn rate (zero vs. 118 mm/min for untreated textile) being achieved with the highest APP low (2-5%). TiO2 deteriorated LOI and increased burning rate. Mechanical and hydrophobic properties of the textile were improved by treatment.
“Synthesis of smart coating for furniture textile and their flammability and hydrophobic properties”, N. Attia & N.Mousa, Progress in Organic Coatings 110 (2017) 204–209 Http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2017.04.035