Devan Chemicals has launched a new bio-based flame retardant for cotton and cotton/viscose blends, first of a Bio-Flam range under development. Devan Chemicals is a Belgium-based specialist textile chemical company. Bio-flam P307 is halogen-free (to EN 16785-1 2015) and DIN certified >85% bio-based. Used on mattress ticking, it can achieve EN 597 1 & 2 fire performance, BS7175 – crib 5, CFR 1632.6, Cal Prop 65. The product is also biodegradable, so compatible with the European Commission objective of recycling of mattresses by 2030. The product can also be applied on other substrates and in other applications. Devan’s existing Eco-flam flame retardant range are all non-halogenated and do not contain antimony, and are applicable to a wide range of textiles including mattresses, upholstery, acrylic, clothing, tents, non-woven, carpets, high-tech fabrics and aircraft interiors.
“Novel sustainable technologies from Devan”, 14th May 2019 https://www.innovationintextiles.com/novel-sustainable-technologies-from-devan/