With an intimate spun blend of 65% Cotton (or other cellulosic fibre) and 35% Kanecaron PC in both warp and weft, the resultant fabric produces an ideal inherently flame retardant bedding product.
Kanecaron PE is a very special modacrylic (modified acrylic) fibre that is inherently flame retardant. Kanecaron PE is our finest fibre at 1.7 d’tex and can thus be spun to finer counts for higher quality fabrics, particularly in applications such as bedding.
Kanecaron PE has excellent charring characteristics as well as superior flame retardant properties (LOI 32). These, in an intimate blend with cotton or other cellulosic fibres, produce inherently FR bedding fabrics with the handle, comfort and advantages of cotton.
UK/EU: BS EN ISO 12952-2 & 12952-4.
USA: Pending 16CFR1634 (as evolved from California’s TB604).
This is of critical importance in bedding fabrics, where the charred area (formed after burning) creates a barrier that prevents any substrate (such as upholstery foam) from igniting. The intimate blend of Cotton Kanecaron PX is an ideal combination for preventing the continuation and spread of the flame, as well as maintaining the integrity of the fabric. Unlike FR polyester (which exhibits melting behaviour), the Cotton Kanecaron PE fabric chars.