An Alternative Laundering Procedure to Predict the Durability of Flame Retardant Fabric

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Title: An Alternative Laundering Procedure to Predict the Durability of Flame Retardant Fabric
Author: Lumley, Amy Catherine
Advisors: Dr. William Swallow, Committee Member
Dr. Brent Smith, Committee Member
Dr. David Hinks, Committee Member
Dr. Peter Hauser, Committee Chair
Abstract: This project set out to determine an alternative laundering procedure to predict the durability of flame retardant fabrics while decreasing the overall cost and time involved for testing. Fabric was washed using conventional methods to be used as standards. These fabrics were characterized by burning characteristics, elemental analysis, fabric weight, percent weight change, shrinkage, color, and strength. Then fabrics were washed using an alternative method and characterized in the same manner. The alternative laundering procedure involved a programmable machine, Quickwash Plus. Parameters on the machine were varied to simulate x number of washings using a conventional industrial wash.
Date: 2003-08-21
Degree: MS
Discipline: Textile Chemistry
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1918


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