PIN textile flame retardant achieves OEKO-TEX 100 compliance
Archroma’s Pekoflam® HFC is the first powder flame retardant for textile coating to be listed under the OEKO-TEX 100 Ecolabel. The non-halogenated* PIN flame retardant is an organic phosphorus – nitrogen based compound which can be used in water-based systems. It offers high performance on synthetic fibres including polyamides and blends, and is adapted for demanding applications such as military and protective clothing, transport interior textiles and high-quality upholstery.
The compatibility with water-based systems as well as OEKO-TEX®+ Standard 100 compliant solvent-based coating systems ensures flexibility to different application technologies and end-uses. Properties are compatible with direct skin contact applications. Pekoflam® HLC adds to the existing range of Pekoflam® MSP and Pekoflam ECO and SYN as non-halogenated* fire retardants, which are also compliant* with OEKO-TEX restricted substances and are particularly adapted for cotton textiles, offering high efficacy and low impact on textile tensile strength.Photo: Shutterstock. Archroma Pekoflam® ECO/SYN http://textiles.archroma.com/pekoflam-ecosyn/ “Archroma’s Pekoflam® HFC is first powder based flame retardant additive for coating applications to be listed with OEKO-TEX Standard 100”, 10th March 2015 http://archroma.com/news-releases/march-10-2015-archromas-pekoflam-hfc-is-first-powder-based-flame-retardant-additive-for-coating-applications-to-be-listed-with-oeko-tex-standard-100/