Textile flammability publications

By October 8th, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Burns injury reductions through improved textile flammabality standards.

Key publications

Gordon PG, Pressley TA, 1978, ‘The fire hazard of children’s nightwear: the Australian experience in developing clothing fire hazard standards’, Burns, 5: 12-18.

Pressley TA, 1974, ‘Apparel flammability’, Control, 1: 23-33.

Pressley TA, Fincher KW, Rowlands RJ, 1973, ‘Textile flammability testing: some background to AS 1176, 1248 and 1249′, Textile Journal of Australia, 48: 17-21, 38, 40.

Pressley TA, 1971, ‘Fabric flammability’, Wool Science Review, 40: 28-42.


Gordon PG, 1978, ‘Standards for the fire hazard of clothing: the Australian experience’, Fire and Materials, 2: 163-172.

Beck PJ, Gordon PG, Stephens LJ, 1976, ‘Mechanisms of flame-retardation on wool’, In: Proc. of the 5th International Wool & Textile Research Conference, Ziegler K (ed), Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut, Aachen, 2: 549-558.

Original papers

Gordon PG, Ramsay GC, 1986, ‘A survey of thermal injuries in Australia. Part 2 (adults)’, Australian Family Physician, 15: 1457, 1460-1464.

Gordon PG, Logan RI, 1986, ‘The effect of elevated temperature on flame-retardant treated wools and other fibres’, Fire and Materials, 10: 137-140.

Gordon PG, Ramsay GC, 1986, ‘A survey of thermal injuries to children in Australia. Part 1′, Australian Family Physician, 15: 1222-1223, 1226-1229.

Gordon PG, Logan MA, White MA, 1984, ‘Machine-washable, flame retardant treated wool – improvements to the combined Sirolan and Zirpro treatments’, Textile Research Journal, 54: 559-565.

Ellingham PE, Gordon PG, Guy F, Rosevear J, 1983, ‘Neutralizing fluorozirconate and fluorotitanate treated wools’, Textile Research Journal, 53: 577-583.

Gordon PG, 1981, ‘Flame retardants and textile materials’, Fire Safety Journal, 4: 109-123.

Gordon PG, 1979, ‘Flame-retardant treatments for curtains’, Domest. Text. Trade Journal, 2: 43-47.

Gordon PG, McMahon DTW, Stephens LJ, 1977, ‘Investigations into the mechanisms of flame retardation on wool’, Textile Research Journal, 47: 699-711.

Beck PJ, Gordon PG, Ingham PE, 1976, ‘Thermogravimetric analysis of flame-retardant-treated wools’, Textile Research Journal, 46: 478-483.

Gordon PG, 1975, ‘The composition of fluorozirconates and fluorotitanates on wool’, Journal of the Textile Institute, 66: 97-102.

Gordon PG, Roberts GA, 1975, ‘Response’, Textile Research Journal, 45: 353-354. Paper related to: Benisek L, 1975, ‘The reaction of wool with potassium hexafluorozirconate’, Textile Research Journal, 45: 351-353.

Gordon PG, Roberts GA, 1974, ‘The reaction of wool with potassium hexafluorozirconate’, Textile Research Journal, 44: 414-421.

Gordon PG, Stephens LJ, 1974, ‘The treatment of wool with hexafluorotitanate’, Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, 90: 239-245.

Pressley TA, 1971, ‘Synthetic fibres’, Australian National Drycleaner, 21: 49-51, 54-55, 57.

King MG, 1970, ‘Textile flammability: fire hazards of apparel fabrics’, Textile Journal of Australia, 45: 27-29, 44.

Pressley TA, 1968, ‘Flammability in the hospital environment’, Australian National Drycleaner, 19: 57, 60-63.