Jahrestagung der GDCh-Fachgruppe Bauchemie, 1.10.2019, Aachen
Use of feather keratin as fire protection impregnation for wood and as non-combustible thermal insulation material
ABSTRACT: New uses for feathers are shown, as they are produced in large quantities as a biogenic residual material. The improvement of the fire properties is a central point. On the one hand, the feathers are processed into a non-combustible thermal insulation board. In addition, solutions containing keratin are used to treat wood-based materials in order to specifically reduce their flammability and improve their smouldering behaviour.