Pekoflam® ECO/SYN: Clariant’s new generation flame retardant

The Pekoflam® process is based on a synergistic application of phosphorus and nitrogen,” explains Thomas Winkler, Head of Clariant’s Business Unit Textile Chemicals. “When we were examining the methods currently in use for creating fire retardant textiles as part of our innovation program, we knew we had to move away from traditional methods and get rid of any formaldehyde emissions. Balancing our innovation parameters of cost effectiveness, safety and sustainability, while at the same time providing a viable, commercial solution for our partners in the global textile industry, has taken some three years of research and development where the final solution was jointly developed utilizing an external research & development partnership. The result has been worth the wait.”

The new bi-component Pekoflam® system – ECO for ecological and economic, SYN for synergy – has a very low impact on the fabric strength to which it is applied. Importantly, it also has excellent wash fastness in domestic laundry situations and good performance in industrial applications. Unlike some systems, processing can be done on common finishing lines with HT (high temperature) curing and a suitable wash range.   Read more: Click Here

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