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Precision Textiles unveils sustainable FR solution for bedding

February 10th, 2022

As part of its ongoing commitment to develop sustainable products that meet the needs of its customers, Precision Textiles has launched a new product called PurLoft to help manufacturers meet consumer demand for natural, more sustainable mattresses. The inherent flame retardant properties of wool make it a very effective, eco-friendly solution for an FR barrier […]

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What’s driving transportation textile trends?

April 1st, 2021

Camira Fabrics’ iconic textile pattern on the London Underground. Celebrating 200 years in transportation textiles in 2022, Camira Fabrics looks forward to contributing to a new line linking London to the West Midlands. Photo: Joe Green on Unsplash. The transportation industry is undergoing massive disruption, driven primarily by the climate change imperative: electric and hybrid […]

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Cooling vest for firefighters

January 1st, 2018

Heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke are very real dangers to firefighters. Not only are they in a hot environment, but often protective gear traps heat and inhibits the body’s natural ability to cool itself through sweat and moisture evaporation from the skin. Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a cooling vest that protects firefighters […]

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Top Notch FR solution-dyed fabric

October 1st, 2017

Marlen Textiles’ Top Notch FR® solution-dyed fabric is flame retardant, incorporating the industrial fabric industry’s first halogen-free flame-retardant system. The fabric is environmentally friendly, durable and soft, and can be used for many outdoor residential and commercial applications, including awnings, tents and canopies. In addition to lowering the risk of halogen exposure, Top Notch FR […]

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Flame retardant usage increases

April 20th, 2017

Worldwide consumption of flame retardants in construction applications is projected to increase 3.2 percent per annum through 2020 to 803,000 metric tons according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, Ohio-based industry research firm. Between 2010 and 2015, a rebound in the U.S. construction industry fueled the gains, as well as double-digit […]

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Flammability codes—the basics

May 1st, 2015

Knowing what to ask and why can help fabricators sort out the complexities of FR codes and standards. Complying with flammability and fire resistance codes can be challenging for fabricators in meeting specific market and product requirements. Although the responsibility for flame retardance certifications falls largely to fabric suppliers, fabricators of everything from massive stadium […]

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Curl-free laminated blackout banner material

May 1st, 2008

Bantex® 13-ounce Blackout Curl Free is the only flame-retardant laminated blackout banner material specifically formulated for curl-free applications. Microtextured for lower dot gain and higher resolution, with identical print surfaces front and back, Bantex Curl Free provides predictable color clarity and accuracy. SOURCE Herculite Products Inc.

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Resin coat creates eco-friendly fabric

May 1st, 2008

Co-polyn is an eco-friendly next-generation industrial fabric coated with polyolefin-type resin. When exposed to flames, the fabric does not generate chlorine gas or toxic dioxin. It has high strength, is lightweight and can be welded by high-frequency welders. Co-polyn is available in standard finish and non-halogen flame-retardant finish. SOURCE Fujimori Kogyo Co. Ltd.

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Thermal Control Products Inc. develops flame-retardant pad

May 1st, 2008

This project entailed developing a flame-retardant pad for a glass tube extrusion facility in order to eliminate a safety concern in the facility’s environmental, health and safety engineering department. The pad is able to withstand a 60-pound hot molten tube of glass falling from 12 to 18 inches during a complete production run, yet is […]

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