Posted on 08/03/2023 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety 2023
PIN FR chosen for eco-friendly textiles

Reliance Industries is exclusively using FRX’s polyphosphonate PIN flame retardant in Recron® FS for fire safe, sustainable performance polyester fibres. Reliance Industries (over 100 billion US$ group revenues), produce c. 3.5 Mt fibres and yarns annually and are probably the world’s biggest producer of polyester staple fibre and filament yarns. The company’s fire safe polyesters Recron FS use polymer phosphorus PIN flame retardant, which improves polyester textile tenacity (strength) and is compatible with 90% recycled polyester feedstock. The PIN FR is approved in Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for textile applications, as well as Green Screen Bench Mark 3, ChemForward, TCO. Depending on the amount of polymeric PIN FR blended with the polyester, 0.7 to 2.5 % phosphorus can be incorporated, enabling achievement of different customer fire safety specifications. Recent applications include furniture in the Paris CDG air terminal, Happers home furniture, Indian Rail.

Recron FS website

“Reliance Industries enhances polyester textiles with FRX Nofia technology”, Composites World, 7th November 2022.

Photo: Paris Charles de Gaule Airport

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