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Table 1 Examples of commercially available barrier materials for soft furnishings

From: A review of fire blocking technologies for soft furnishings

  Structure Constituent fibers Thickness, mm Area density, g/m2 Application
Non-woven Thermally bonded highloft FR rayon/polyester 10–15 150–250 Residential mattresses
Basalt-based fiber/FR treated cotton/polyester
Needlepunched stratified Inherent FR fibers - -
Needlepunched FR Rayon/Polyester low melt synthetic fiber - 225–245
Boric acid treated cotton -
Needlepunched stratified Boric acid treated cotton/polyester fiber + FR rayon/polyester -
Needlepunched FR rayon/polyester 2–8 140–240
Stitchbond 0.9 180
Needlepunched FR rayon - -
Non-woven Glass fiber 10–11 230–260 Non-residential mattress
Woven Woven Glass fiber 5–6 100–130 Upholstered furniture
Core spun yarn with glass fiber core and FR modacrylic sheath - 169.5
Knitted Knitted Core spun yarn with glass fiber core and FR modacrylic sheath - 186.45
- 237.3
Double face knit