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Flame Retardants for Textile Materials

1st Edition

By Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury

CRC Press

440 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367145569
pub: 2020-08-03
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This book focuses on flame retardants (FR) for textile materials. It discusses basics of flame retardancy and flammability and covers various types of flame retardants and materials, including natural FRs, halogen-, phosphorous-, and nanomaterial-based FRs. This book also discusses methods of applications of FRs and discusses FRs and the environment.


  • Covers a variety of interdisciplinary applications in the textile industry
  • Emphasizes environmental aspects
  • Reports on a large number of FR compounds studied globally
  • Discusses in detail recent developments in halogen-free eco-friendly flame retardants
  • Extensively describes basic aspects of flame retardancy and their measurements

Aimed at the practitioner and textile engineering professional this work aims to ensure development of safe textile materials for various uses, including apparel, protective wear, floor coverings, upholstery, drapery, and others.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Flame Retardancy. 2. Flammability. 3. Inherent FR Fibres. 4. Flame Retardants. 5. Halogen-Based FRs. 6. Phosphorous-Based FRs. 7. Silicon and Hybrid FRs (HFFRs). 8. Nanomaterial-Based FRs. 9. FR Composites. 10. Intumescent FRs (IFRs). 11. Natural FRs including Biomacromolecular FRs. 12. Fibre-Specific FRs. 13. Various Methods of Application of Flame Retardants. 4. FRs and the Environment.

About the Author

Dr. Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury is Principal at KPS Institute of Polytechnic, Belmuri. He retired as Professor and HOD (Textile) from the Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Serampore (W.B.), India. He has over 35 years’ experience in textile coloration and finishing in academia and industry and has written numerous papers and several books on the subject.

About the Series

Textile Institute Professional Publications

The aim of the Textile Institute Professional Publications is to provide support to textile professionals in their work and to help emerging professionals, such as final year or Master’s students, by providing the information needed to gain a sound understanding of key and emerging topics relating to textile, clothing and footwear technology, textile chemistry, materials science, and engineering. The books are written by experienced authors with expertise in the topic and all texts are independently reviewed by textile professionals or textile academics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers