Eco-friendly Textile Finishing
For a PERMANENT flame retardant treatment on cotton !
For many years, there is a permanent flame retardant treatment based on a particular chemical, called THPC.
The entire treatment process is reproduced here (see process page).
It requires the use of gaseous ammonia for the chemical fixation.
With its experience of almost 30 years in this field, Veramtex has developped a special unit allowing this step. The treatment is called FLAM-FIXE.
As a result, our partners are relieved to achieve this delicate operation, very unfamiliar to textile companies.
With FLAM-FIXE, it is possible to achieve the highest standards of fire retardants, to the M1 and B1 standards on cotton products (or in any case of cellulose).
This treatment is permanent, that is to say it remains active after repeated washings and it is applicable over a wide range of cellulosic fibers and their mixtures with synthetic. In addition, the product is harmless to health and does not risk the ban use unlike many other products.
An investment that benefits many companies
Veramtex offering just the second stage in this process, our partners do not have to invest in a specific machine for the ammonia treatment, which
is a considerable advantage in terms of cost, expertise to be acquired and permits to be requested.
By on the other hand, they can, using their existing machines, offer permanent fireproof treatment while retaining control over products to use, dosages and finishing recipes.
An increasing number of companies will be able to apply a permanent flame retardant treatment on natural plant fibers.
Presentation of the process
The flame-retardant treatment consists of three main stages :
Example of process
Impregnation - Drying
Oxidation Washing Neutralization Drying
When these operations are complete, a three-dimensional network forms around the fibre, which prevents flames spreading.
This property withstands repeated washing.