Fire retardant fabrics for active workwear applications

Besides sport activities, active wear has found its way into people’s routine life because of its fashionable appearance and comfort. Active workwear is also preferred for some jobs with strenuous activities, like operators working in factories or construction fields. Each of these environments has its own list of hazards, such as fire, chemical spills, or falling objects. Accordingly, specific protective clothing has been designed for such hazardous environment. However, they are not necessarily comfortable. Therefore, the demand for work clothing with active wear appearance and characteristics is increasing. This project is thus aimed at producing a fabric suitable for comfortable active wear while offering resistance to fire and other functionalities such as liquid barrier, UV-blocking and insect repellency.

Intern: 
Mahsa Kalantari
Faculty Supervisor: 
Patricia Dolez
Province: 
Alberta
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