Turkish nonwoven fabric specialist Mogul has announced that its MOPET® TCS, a spunbond fabric made from mono-component trilobal filament, has proven itself flame resistant in accordance with British Standard BS5852-2 without using a fire-retardant impregnation of the fabric.
The fabric was produced from a PET polymer chip containing a special fire retardant component, the company said. The raw material additive enabled the fabric to self-extinguish a flame and also self-extinguish any subsequent smouldering. The additive to the polymer chip does not contain toxic halogen-based fire retardants or 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 toxic gas generation associated with fire retardants in the event of fire.
Based in Gaziantep, Turkey, Mogul’s products include spunbond nonwovens, meltblown nonwovens, coated/laminated fabrics and converted products made from nonwovens and composites.