Article
  • Fire Behaviors of Multilayer Latex Foam Coated by Thin Surface Fabric under Bottom Ventilation Conditions
  • Yiming Shen, Kai Zhang*, Dongmei Huang , Chaoyi Wang, Chen Chen, De Li, and Long Shi**,†

  • College of Quality and Safety Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310018, China
    *Economic Technology Research Institute of the State Grid in Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310016, China
    **Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne 3004, Australia

  • 바닥 환기 조건에서 얇은 표면 직물로 코팅된 다층 라텍스 폼의 화재 거동
Abstract

The latex mattress is usually accompanied by fire risk due to its coating material and multi-layer structure. The fire behaviors of multi-layer (with a total thickness of 5 cm) latex foam coated with different fabric layer under bottom ventilation conditions were investigated experimentally. Experimental results showed that fabric coated on the surface of the multi-layer sample could significantly affect the fire behaviors. The combustion duration and peak mass loss rate of single layer sample were obtained 30% shorter and 25% larger than that of the coated samples, respectively. The effects of blending coated from the latex foam surface on the fire behaviors were found larger than those from the cotton coated sample. The total combustion duration and average fuel regression rate of cotton coated samples reduced by 34%, 43.2% when compared to those of the blending coated samples, respectively. With the increase of the number of latex foam layers, the fuel regression rate in the depth direction of the sample increases.


Keywords: latex foam, surface coated, flame height, fire behaviors

  • Polymer(Korea) 폴리머
  • Frequency : Bimonthly(odd)
    ISSN 0379-153X(Print)
    ISSN 2234-8077(Online)
    Abbr. Polym. Korea
  • 2018 Impact Factor : 0.500
  • Indexed in SCIE

This Article

  • 2021; 45(1): 89-100

    Published online Jan 25, 2021

  • 10.7317/pk.2021.45.1.89
  • Received on Aug 2, 2020
  • Revised on Oct 9, 2020
  • Accepted on Oct 25, 2020

Correspondence to

  • Dongmei Huang, Long Shi**
  • College of Quality and Safety Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310018, China
    **Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne 3004, Australia

  • E-mail: dmhuang@cjlu.edu.cn, long.shi@rmit.ed.au