BURSA, Turkey — July 16, 2021 — Durak Tekstil responds to the increasing demand in the hotel and accommodation sector and in the field of protective clothing with its flame retardant aramid thread types included in its portfolio. High performance Durak Fire Safe P-Aramid® and Durak Fire Safe M-Aramid® sewing threads with 28 different colors provide confidence to textile manufacturers with successful results obtained from international fireproof tests.
In addition to common fibers such as cotton, wool, polyester that we use in our clothing and home textile products, special fibers are also needed for more technical applications. Textile fibers can now offer successful solutions for demanding and vital jobs. Demand for aramid fibers and threads has been increasing rapidly in recent years for use in heat resistant, flame retardant textiles. According to a market research, the global aramid fiber market in 2019 reached a value of 3.6 billion dollars with an annual growth of 8.2 percent. Developed countries, especially the United States, are using aramid threads as a preventative solution in the fight against fires, especially in hotels and accommodation facilities. Predicting that the US aramid fiber market will reach $1.4 billion by 2027 with a serious increase the research reveals the potential.
A polymer from the polyamide class, the aramid fiber has been providing high strength and heat resistance in textile products with its strength close to steel since the 1960s. Aramid fiber draws attention with its flame retardant feature, and has two types as para aramid in full crystal structure and meta aramid in semicrystalline structure. Due to its high resistance to heat, aramid threads have a growing market in applications such as fire and heat safety. Aramid fibers and threads with a high melting point can be used safely in places with their properties such as heat resistance, superior strength against breakage and non-conductivity where other synthetic fibers cannot be used.
Used as sewing threads in the bedding industry due to their delayed ignition feature, aramid threads seriously prevent flash fires and fires engulfing a whole location. Fire-related deaths in cases of falling asleep while smoking in the USA are also reflected in official reports. According to NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) data, smoking ranks first with 23 percent in deaths caused by house fires between 2014 and 2018. The aramid threads used in edge closing stitches in the mattress industry slow down the spread of fire, creating time for safe intervention. In addition, aramid threads used in the clothing of firefighters and security forces play a life-saving role.
Durak Tekstil aramid thread portfolio eases technical jobs
Durak Tekstil, Turkey’s largest industrial sewing and embroidery threads manufacturer, carries out serious research in the field of aramid threads and offers innovative solutions to the global market in this regard. Producing para aramid threads for the bedding industry, Durak Tekstil appeals to a large market with its threads produced from meta aramid for protective clothing. DURAK Fire Safe P-Aramid® threads produced in accordance with EN ISO 15025 and EN ISO 6941 fireproofing tests are used in bedding industry with edge closing application, while Durak Fire Safe M-Aramid® threads are preferred in flame retardant embroidery applications, work clothes and anti-ballistic uniforms, industrial protective gloves.
Posted July 16, 2021
Source: Durak Tekstil