The Perfect Balance: Safe and Effective Flame Retardants
Despite decades of research on flame retardant nylon fabrics, few viable alternatives have been developed. Finding the balance between an effective FR treatment that does not degrade nylon’s material strength has been elusive.
Alexium has developed a novel FR mechanism that strikes this balance and does much more. Alexium’s FR treatment affords excellent flame retardancy without any melting or dripping – all while retaining the strength and breathability of the fabric. This combination of properties fills a significant gap in the consumer, industrial, and military textile markets.
- Durable Topical FR Treatment
- Excellent Flame Resistance
- Maintains Strength Characteristics
- No Melt, No Drip
- No Bromine, No Halogens
- Maintains Breathability
As the public and government agencies across the world are increasing pressure to phase out traditional bromine-based flame retardants due to environmental and health concerns, Alexium is introducing a safe and effective bromine-free FR alternative for several industrial applications.
The military demand of FR treated Nylon, used in the cold weather clothing systems, is estimated at several million linear yards annually by itself – with many additional opportunities in non-military markets.
Alexium is bringing this FR treatment to market under a license agreement with Duro Textiles, one of the United States’ largest finishers and distributors of textile products – and other partners around the globe.