For decades, in the commercial and military sectors, textiles have been made flame-retardant using one of two means: chemistry that are harmful to the human body and the environment, or expensive fibers that are naturally flame-retardant. In the last ten years, a combination of price pressures, increased scientific scrutiny and government legislation have forced consumers to abandon these solutions in search of something new.
A company called Alexium is using cutting-edge, patented technology alongside decades of industry experience to create low-cost, durable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic flame retardant finishes for nearly any textile. They aim to develop solutions for customers in markets including eco-friendly flame retardant (FR) treatments on synthetic fabrics, development of FR polymer additives for non-textile applications, smart surface treatments for high performance materials, and multi-functional treatments for military applications.
Alexium has three main products for environmentally-friendly flame retardant chemistries: Alexiflam, Alexiflam-NF, and Alexiflam-SYN. The first is for fabrics that are 100% polyester or cotton. The second is for cotton and wool-rich blends, and the third is for polyester, acrylic, nylon and synthetic-rich blends. None of these products melt or drip and they are durable as well as cost-effective. These fabrics are used mostly in industries including transportation, military, bedding, upholstery, contract, and workwear.
Now if you want to learn more about Alexium or their flame retardant solutions, head to AlexiumInternational.com.