Effects of Guanylurea Phosphate Treatment on the Performance of Decorative Bamboo Filament

Hui Li, Mei-Ling Chen, Huang-Fei Lv, Feng Yang, Li-Li Yu, Ben-Hua Fei, Xin-Xin Ma


Decorative bamboo filament is a new material made with bamboo filament by weaving or adhesive. When it is used in indoor wall and ceiling decorations, the fire resistance of the decorative bamboo filament is very important. Guanylurea phosphate (GUP) flame retardants were used in this study to treat decorative bamboo filament. The microstructures before and after the flame retardant treatment were observed by environmental scanning electron microscopy. The effects on the heat release and smoke release were also evaluated with cone calorimetry. The resistance to mildew was tested before and after the modification. The results showed that the GUP fire retardants had good deposition in parenchyma cells. The treated samples containing 25% GUP effectively reduced the heat and smoke release. The peak value of heat release rate (PKHRR) and the total heat release (THR) in 115 s was respectively reduced by 44.9% and 42.2%; the peak value of smoke release rate (PKSPR), the total smoke production (TSP), and the specific extinction area (SEA) of treated decorative bamboo filament was respectively reduced 67.4%, 95%, and 94.4%. The prevention of mildew was slightly enhanced. The prevention rate of Trichoderma viride even reached 100%.


Decorative bamboo filament; Guanylurea phosphate; Combustion performance; Mold resistance

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