LIFE-FLAREX STARTS INDUSTRIAL VALIDATION OF SAFER AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLIER FLAME RETARDANTS
On June 19th, 2019 a major milestone of the LIFE-FLAREX project was achieved, with the first industrial demonstration of alternative FRs at Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 manufacturing plant in Italy. Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 is one of the textile finishing companies that collaborate with the LIFE-FLAREX project on the industrial validation of safer and environmentally friendlier FR products.
The industrial demonstration was organized by the Italian technical textiles’ cluster CS-POINTEX.
The industrial-scale application of the selected FRs onto the fabrics by several finishing processes will allow LIFE-FLAREX consortium to obtain the subsequent technical performance, environmental analysis, risks and Life Cycle assessments for the resulting treated fabrics.
During the coming months, the industrial validation of alternative DWORs will continue at other additional industrial facilities across Europe: Spain, Czech Republic and another one in Italy.