The Dangers of Fire Resistant Finishes and Eco-friendly Alternatives

The Dangers of Fire Resistant Finishes and Eco-friendly Alternatives

The SFC Team Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Flame retardancy is a vital requirement for many textile applications, mainly in upholstery and interiors. So much so, in fact, that legislation was passed in 1998 that mandated for interiors and upholstery fabrics to be treated with flame retardant finishes. These regulations are in place to prevent the safety of the users, of such textiles, and it is important that they are complied with.

However, that does not mean that harmful chemicals need necessarily be used. 

In this lesson you'll learn:

  • About the regulations surrounding flame retardancy in home furnishings 
  • The new, safer technologies being developed for flame retardancy in textiles 

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