Combustion behaviour of fabric and polyurethane (PU) flexible foam mock-up combinations under cone calorimetry test conditions

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Three types of high-resilience PU foam representing a wide range of combustion performance are tested in conjunction with three fabrics: polyester, polypropylene and flame-retardant cotton. It is shown that covering of the foam with fabric usually results in a delay of ignition and peak rate of heat release. Mock-up performance is mainly influenced by the fabric, but is also influenced by the quality of the foam.


External organisations
  • Ghent University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Engineering and Technologies
Original languageEnglish
JournalFire and Materials
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes