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FSI-Textile pilot tests in Europe with major textile companies

FSI-Textile is a fire retardant that is water-based, non-toxic, halogen and free from Volatile Retardant Chemicals (VOCs). It is easy to apply through spraying or dip-coating. It is designed to significantly reduce the flammability of various types of fabric, including synthetic fabric products, without changing their...

FSI-Textile (https://tinyurl.com/FSI-Textile ) is a fire retardant that is water-based, non-toxic, halogen and free from Volatile Retardant Chemicals (VOCs). It is easy to apply through spraying or dip-coating. It is designed to significantly reduce the flammability of various types of fabric, including synthetic fabric products, without changing their natural look, feel and texture. FSI-textile treated fabric is non-washable, re-treatment is required after washing.

FSI-Textile is the result of extensive scientific research and development, both in Sweden and at the University of NSW in Sydney, where all FSI products are designed to exceed industry certification standards for fire retardancy and zero toxicity.

Key Features of FSI Textile are:

  • “Green” – Water based, halogen and VOC free
  • Superior flame retardancy performance on various textiles
  • Retention of inherent textile softness
  • Certified by Australian & European fire performance standards for cotton and cotton-polyester fabric, i.e., AS 1530.2, AS 1530.3 and EN 1102, EN 1021 1-2.

FSI is now continuing to work with two well established, high-end European textile companies and a textile finishing company to undertake larger scale testing on a variety of fabrics. The results have been very positive and further discussions are underway.

Last year in Australia FSI was approached by an events company looking for a non-toxic alternative flame retardant treatment as their staff were complaining of skin irritation whilst applying their current treatment to commercial fabrics. They purchased FSI-Textile and the feedback was very positive regarding irritancy and ease of application.

"We've been looking for a flame retardant thats safe or me and my staff to use for years.
The FSI-Textile product is genuinely free from halogens so I feel confident using it.
I've met the FSI R&D team at UNSW – They know what they're doing."

Yuri Matthews, CEO Events Horizon

FSI-Textile is now commercially available in Australia and Europe.

UNSW Research Team L to R: Ms. Qianlan Lin (Liz) and Dr. Lei Lei
Snapshot of the untreated and FSI-Textile treated cotton and cotton-polyester textiles during vertical burning test.