Peter Pfortner, Advanced Color Technologies – Flame retardants are needed to ensure fire safety in fibres in a many applications, including carpets in public buildings, industrial high-tenacity fibres (belts and cords), textiles and woven sound insulation materials in vehicles. Standards can be expected to be tightened in applications such as automobile, construction in many countries, artificial turf (which can pose a fire risk when installed next to buildings).
New PIN FR solutions for nylon fibres could enable replacement of wool in aviation, with weight and cleaning maintenance advantages. Fibre production is highly demanding for polymer performance and homogeneity, requiring specific solutions for different fibres and applications.
Advanced Color Technologies is a specialist masterbatch formulator and supplier with 35 staff, especially to the polymer fibre (particularly polyester, polyamide, polypropylene), carpet and automotive industry http://advanced-color.com/