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  • Electronics | Flame Retardance | Home Products

    Teijin Launches FR Innovation

    New masterbatch flame retardant with high transparency and colorability can be used for curtains, carpets and wallpapers.
    05.26.16

  • Apparel | Fibers | Flame Retardance
    Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    as the industry waits for extensions on antiflammability regulations in the bedding and furniture industries, new products roll out to make nonwovens
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 03.06.12

  • Fibers

    Reduced Formaldehyde Content for Permanent Flame-Retardant Textiles

    The Munich-based WACKER Group has developed a novel dispersion tailored to textiles with stringent flame-retardancy requirements.
    04.30.11

  • Apparel

    New Additive for Flame-Retardant Textiles

    Dow Corning Corp. is unveiling Dow Corning DS-9000 Eco Repel, an eco-friendly, multifunctional encapsulated silicone additive for technical textiles. Jointly developed with Devon Chemicals, this technology allows apparel manufacturers to increase sof…
    11.01.09

  • Construction

    Flame Retardant

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Fibers

    Flame-Retardant Leather-Like Sheet Base And Process For Producing The Same

    A flame-retardant artificial leather sheet substrate was granted a patent. The nonwoven fabric sheet is made of three-dimensionally entangled superfine fibers of at most 0.5 dtex in fineness. A polymer elastomer fills in the nonwoven fabric and the s…
    09.12.06

  • Flame Retardant

    Vibatan's PP flame retardant 03281, developed by Viba Group, was specifically made for polypropylene with a very low halogen content. The advantage of this masterbatch is that if used at 2% in polypropylene, it gives to the end product V-2 (UL94) fir…
    07.18.06

  • Fibers

    Flame Retardant Fabric

    Patented is a flame retardant fabric comprising bicomponent fibers with a sheath and core. The sheath is made of a liquid crystalline polyester polymer with an LOI of at least 26 and a melting point (Tm) between about 200-265° C. The core comprises…
    01.24.06

  • Flame-Retardant Textile Coatings

    BASF and Schill + Seilacher have developed new flame-retardant formulations for BASF's Lurapret textile coatings. As a result, the coatings can slow down or even prevent the spread of fire, minimizing the injury that fire can inflict on people and th…
    08.31.05