Posted on 17/11/2022 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety 2022
Polymeric P FR selected for airport seating

FRX polyphosphonate PIN flame retardant has been selected to ensure fire safety of airport polyester seat fabrics. The polyphosphonate is combined with polyester to produce a fabric blend achieving airport fire safety requirements. FRX and Sichuan EM Technology are combining the polyphosphonate PIN FR with polyester to produce a wash-durable fibre with 2.2% phosphorus content (22,000 ppm) which offers quality touch and feel, breathability and abrasion resistance. The fibre meets UK furniture fire standard BS 5852 part 1, without dripping, and also offers high ignition resistance. It can be blended with wool, cotton or other textile fibres. The polyphosphonate PIN FR is also compatible with post-consumer recycled polyester. FRX notes that this application of the PIN FR enables textile user industries to ensure fire safety and move away from halogenated flame retardants, whilst continuing to use recognised, long wearing polyester fabrics in existing production processes.

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