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Flame retardant

Prototype foam mattresses that feature cotton socks treated with a halogen-free, phosphorus-based finish (Alexiflam NF) have met the requirements of the flammability standards required for their sa

Military funding continues to be a big boost for innovation

Textiles remain at the forefront of the ongoing global race to protect military personnel from existing and emerging threats, particularly smart textiles, and particularly in the USA, according to Sarah Gibbons.

Energy sector provides a timely boost for Mount Vernon FR

Mount Vernon FR’s massive manufacturing complex in the northwest corner of Georgia, USA, has become one of the leading suppliers of flame-retardant fabrics over the past decade, recently driven by the rapid growth in North America’s energy exploration sector, reports John McCurry.

Flame-retardant (FR) polyamide (PA)–cotton fabrics are being developed by Alexium and Pine Belt Processing for use by the US Military.

Flame-retardant nanoclay-modified fabrics that can be used as flame barriers in mattresses and bedding have been developed by Precision Custom Coatings and Precision Textiles of Totowa, New Jersey,

Alexium International Group Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding that could see its flame-retardant for cotton and cellulose-based textiles (Alexiflam NF) being marketed, sold and manufactu

A polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) coating that imparts flame retardancy (FR) to substrates, without the need for additives or halogenated materials, has been launched by Lubrizol Corp.

A bill (AB-2998) that will prohibit the sale of certain new products for juveniles, mattresses and upholstered furniture containing specified flame-retardants has been passed by the State

Dornbirn congress addresses the big issues for man-made fibres

Lively debates on topics of importance to the industry, together with many examples of the latest commercial innovations, held the attention of several hundred attendees of one of the sector’s most important annual conferences. Adrian Wilson reports for Technical Textiles International

Carrington Textiles is to launch a flame-retardant (FR) fabric (Flametech 300AS) in multiple high-visibility colours at this year’s A+A in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 17–20 October. 

A range of ecologically friendly flame retardants has been launched by Ecoatech GmbH of Augsburg, Germany.

Invista’s Cordura brand will be showing flame-retardant, stretchable and durable fabrics for workwear at the A+A Show in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 17–20 October 2017. 

Invista’s Cordura brand has worked with Carrington to develop a durable, flame-retardant fabric.

Mount Vernon FR is expanding its range of abrasion- and flame-resistant (FR) FlexTex fabrics, which are capable of stretching to increase comfort and mobility for their wearer.

An evolving role for technical textiles in fire protection

While presenting the Society of Chemical Industry’s prestigious Ivan Levinstein Memorial Lecture, Richard Horrocks surveyed the development and use of textiles in fire protection. Ian Holme listened to what he had to say and reports for Technical Textiles International.

Mount Vernon FR will be exhibiting new additions to its range of abrasion-resistant flame-retardant (FR) fabrics (Resilience) during Safety 2016, to be

Prepreg producer GMS Composites of Dandenong South, Victoria, Australia, has developed a flame retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg with high toughness and a relatively short gel time. 

A pile fabric developed to meet new stringent fire regulations for upholstery on public transportation is to be revealed at Techtext

Toho Tenax of Tokyo, Japan, is introducing a flame-retardant (FR) thermoplastic prepreg reinforced with high-modulus carbon fibres.

Toho Tenax of Tokyo, Japan, is introducing a flame-retardant (FR) thermoplastic prepreg reinforced with high-modulus carbon fibres.

A UK textile manufacturer has launched a range of flame-retardant (FR) fabrics for children’s dresses along with a plea to toughen-up the safety requirements for such textiles.

Is this fibre the next big thing in flame-resistant protection?

A breakthrough spinning system patented by Lorica International offers the prospect of step changes in the performance of inherently flame-resistant fibres and fabrics, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zwerenz. 

Six customers in the European markets for automotive, workwear and military fabrics, with a combined sales potential of US$15–20 million in the next 12–18 months, are already being