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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2176795, 11 pages
Research Article

The Influence of Spherical Nano-SiO2 Content on the Thermal Protection Performance of Thermal Insulation Ablation Resistant Coated Fabrics

1School of Textiles, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
2Tianjin Fire Protection Bureau, Tianjin 300090, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xiaoming Zhao

Received 2 April 2017; Revised 6 June 2017; Accepted 15 June 2017; Published 20 July 2017

Academic Editor: Jefferson Maul

Copyright © 2017 Guoyi Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the high temperatures experienced in fire, radiant heat accounts for 80% of the total heat flow; therefore, improving the radiation protection is the best way to enhance the thermal protective performance of thermal insulation ablation resistant coated fabrics. To achieve this goal, the coating process and the ingredients used were optimized, spherical nano-SiO2 and other particles were added, and thermal insulation ablation resistant coated fabrics with high radiant heat reflectivity were prepared. The influence of the spherical nano-SiO2 content on the thermal protection performance of the prepared coated fabrics was investigated. Research showed that (1) the radiant heat reflectivity of the prepared coated fabrics improves significantly with increasing content of spherical nano-SiO2; when the mass fraction of spherical nano-SiO2 is 15%, the reflectivity of coated fabrics is at its largest, and its average value was 74.30%. At present, the average size of grains in samples increased 1.9 times; (2) after adding the spherical nano-SiO2, the thermal stability of the thermal insulation ablation resistant coated fabrics is significantly improved; the residual mass is as high as 88.49% at 1200°C, which is 18.77% higher than the residual mass of the coated fabrics with no spherical nano-SiO2 added at the same temperature.