12 Sep Textile fibres ignite easily, why?
Textile fibres ignite easily, why?
Textile fibres comprise long chain molecules aligned with each other. These molecules form fibres and fibres can be used to make yarn for the manufacture of textiles. Textiles provide properties such as warmth in a cold climate and coolness in a hot climate. These properties derive from the fine fibrous nature and the amount of air surrounding each fibre and that is a big factor in making them easily ignitable. When we also add to the hazard the fact hat we all wear textiles and use them in every part of our lives it is easy to see that the risk is high. For this reason the ability to reduce the ignitability of textiles by applying flame retardants has been pursued as a worthwhile objective to improve safety where risk has identified this as necessary.