Posted on 08/04/2022 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety 2022
PIN FR recycled denim fire blocks

Denim cotton fabric can be recycled using PIN flame retardants to produce composite boards for fire compartmentation. The world produces some 150 million t/y of textile waste. This review suggests that end-of-life denim cotton fibres treated with PIN flame retardants (such phosphorus-based compounds, nano-coatings or borates) can be used to produce structural boards suitable for use as fire-resistant barriers (fire compartmentation). pinfa notes FRs are important to ensure fire safety of recycled organic materials used in construction. See e.g. pinfa Newsletter n°38: recycled denim based material used for insulation caused fire spread, resulting in 6 million US$ damage to an industrial building in Wisconsin in 2014

“Development of fire retarding composite board for fire compartmentation application using waste denim: A review”, Aman et al., Materials Today Proceedings 2022

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