Huntsman's Textile Effects business segment has launched a new flame retardant for polyester and cotton and their blends. Combining high performance with cost effectiveness, Flovan CWF leaves treated textiles with a soft hand. The product, for which a patent application has been submitted, contains phosphorus and nitrogen and is free of halogen. Applied by padding, Flovan CWF is compatible with selected polymers, fluorochemicals and softeners. It is suitable for products such as curtains, mattresses, technical textiles, automotive applications and construction materials.