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Experimental coatings show promise of flame resistance

Aug. 19, 2011 – Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Texas A&M University have devised nanofiber-filled coatings that have outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses. The Polymer journal reported test results, which suggested that coating polyurethane foam with this experimental coating seems to create a fire-resistant shield on the foam. ScienceDaily reports.

August 19, 2011
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Aug. 19, 2011 – Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Texas A&M University have devised nanofiber-filled coatings that have outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture
and mattresses. The Polymer journal reported test results, which suggested that coating polyurethane foam with this experimental coating seems to create a fire-resistant shield on the foam. ScienceDaily reports. | READ MORE


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