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Alexium Introduces BACTRON™ And OMNITRON™ For Upholstery And Furnishings

Australia- and Greer, S.C.-based specialty chemicals and solutions developer Alexium International Group Ltd. — holder of proprietary patent applications for Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) technology — has introduced two flame-retardant (FR) treatments for use on cotton and synthetic-cotton blends in the upholstery and furnishings market: BACTRON™, a fabric back-coating that is applied to one side of the fabric; and OMNITRON™, a topical treatment package that is impregnated into the fabric.
 
Alexium reports both treatments are easily applied using traditional textile processing equipment and are compatible with many other finishing agents such as antimicrobials and stain repellents. In addition, Bactron and Omnitron are free of halogen, formaldehyde and heavy metals; will not melt or drip and are self-extinguishing; are durable and launderable; do not significantly alter a fabric’s appearance and/or hand; and meet international FR standards.
 
June 3, 2014
 




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