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Flame-Retardant Polyethylene Terephthalate Fibers

  • E. L. Lawton
  • C. J. Setzer

Abstract

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber production reached 3 billion pounds in 1973 in the United States. Because of its outstanding physical properties, ease of care, and low cost, polyester fiber has captured 40% of the total U.S. wearing-apparel fiber market; it accounts for 68% of the synthetic fibers used in apparel. Most of this fiber is used in outerwear as 100% polyester fabric or blended with cotton where flammability of the garment must be considered as an important factor in the overall fabric performance. Owing to increased public awareness and concern and the adoption of more severe fabric flammability standards, the need for the development of fire-retarding polyester fiber or fabric has become critical.

Keywords

Flame Retardant Polyethylene Terephthalate Oxygen Index Phosphine Oxide Ethylene Terephthalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Lawton
    • 1
  • C. J. Setzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Monsanto Triangle Park Development CenterMonsanto Textile Co.Research Triangle ParkUSA

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