Mogul PET Product Tests Successfully To Flame Retardant Standards

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — February 15, 2016 —Mogul MOPET® TCS, a spunbond fabric made from mono-component trilobal filament, has proven itself flame resistant in accordance with BS5852-2 without fire retardant impregnation of the fabric.

The fabric was produced from a PET polymer chip containing a special fire retard component. The raw material additive enabled the resultant fabric to self extinguish a flame and also self extinguish any subsequent smouldering. The additive to the polymer chip does not contain any toxic fire retardants from the halogen group elements nor heavy metal flame retardant additives.

Home furnishings covered by a fire resistant fabric may allow for reduction in the overall amount of fire retardant materials injected into the furnishing’s padding and components since the fire source is generally external to the furnishing.  The aim is to reduce cost and the toxic gas generation associated with fire retardants in the event of fire.

The successful accreditation is part of Mogul’s drive to produce better performing fabrics for specialized and differentiated end use.

Mogul Spokesperson, CEO Serkan Gogus stated “the successful testing of this flame resistant fabric is one of the many steps we are taking to better serve customer demand for upgraded and special purpose nonwoven rolled goods. The critical requirement to ensure our communities benefit from safer clothing, furniture, automotive parts and construction components makes this a very satisfying result.”

Posted February 15, 2016

Source: Mogul Nonwovens & Composites