Date: 2017-06-11 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] neowolf2
Polyester didn't work? PET, the plastic from which soda bottles are made, is polyester, and is the fourth highest volume plastic produced worldwide (after polyethylene, polypropylene, and PVC).

Date: 2017-06-12 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] neowolf2
60% of PET production goes into fibers, according to wikipedia.


Is polyester flammable?
Unlike many natural, untreated fabrics, polyester is not flammable and does not ignite easily, according to Fabric Finishing Partners. Once ignited, however, the synthetic fabric melts and is capable of severely burning skin.

Polyester blends are even more potentially dangerous as the combination of melting fabric with natural fabric that burns at a high rate is likely to cause serious burns, reports Fabric Finishing Partners. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk and linen, ignite more easily and burn more quickly than synthetic fabrics. Wool is the exception. It is more challenging to light and burns with a relatively low flame velocity.

Date: 2017-06-12 05:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jbwoodford
It's the melt-and-stick bit that makes napalm an apt comparison.

Date: 2017-06-12 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Would you give James flammable clothing?

Date: 2017-06-12 05:34 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
^ Y O Y

Date: 2017-06-12 08:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
Perhaps he was was offered cloth of vintage nitrocellulose rayon.

Date: 2017-06-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] magedragonfire
Nitrocellulose was briefly known as "mother-in-law silk"

Make sure your mother-in-law is wearing it before you light her on fire...?

Date: 2017-06-12 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] neowolf2
If you give mum-in-law a fire, she'll be warm for a night...


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