A new and ecofriendly chemical approach uses inexpensive waterglass solutions in order to promote the formation of a silica-based coating on hemp fabrics; this green coating is able to act as a thermal shield and to protect the latter from heat sources. The waterglass treatment improves the fire behavior of hemp fabric/epoxy composites, also in combination with ammonium polyphosphate, and favors a remarkable decrease of the heat release rate, total heat release, total smoke release and specific extinction area (respectively by 83%, 35%, 45% and 44%) as compared to untreated hemp/epoxy composites, favoring the formation of a very stable char.

Flame retardancy and mechanical properties of ecofriendly coated hemp fabrics/epoxy composites

Bifulco, Aurelio;Durante, Massimo;Piccolo, Alessandro;Mazzei, Pierluigi;Costantini, Aniello;Silvestri, Brigida;Pennetta, Miriam;Branda, Francesco
2018

Abstract

A new and ecofriendly chemical approach uses inexpensive waterglass solutions in order to promote the formation of a silica-based coating on hemp fabrics; this green coating is able to act as a thermal shield and to protect the latter from heat sources. The waterglass treatment improves the fire behavior of hemp fabric/epoxy composites, also in combination with ammonium polyphosphate, and favors a remarkable decrease of the heat release rate, total heat release, total smoke release and specific extinction area (respectively by 83%, 35%, 45% and 44%) as compared to untreated hemp/epoxy composites, favoring the formation of a very stable char.
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