The flame retardant collection of Almedahls is produced with a concern for the environment. The unique of the concept is, among other things, that our fabrics contain no bromine or other harmful substances.You will find textures, plains and coordinated prints in a decorative combination, suitable for both roller blinds and panels. There is also a selection of vertical blind fabrics.
The fabrics are tested according to the European norm, the 701 standard for the USA and partially according to the French Standard M1.
TREVIRA CS - THE ECO-FRIENDLY FIBRE
The concept "eco-friendly" is generally only used in connection with natural fibres. Consequently, the problems that could arise during a textile product’s entire life cycle are not noticed for natural fibres, particularly: during cultivation, processing, care and throughout the relatively short useful life of the article. Polyester fibres, such as Trevira CS, have a number of properties that make them beneficial from an environmental perspective.
The fabric is not treated with resin and is therefore formaldehyde-free, yet easy-care. Trevira CS polyester fibre has a flame-retardant substance built permanently into its molecules – the fibre melts instead of burning. This flame retardation is retained even after unlimited washes. Unlike other textiles containing flame retardants, Trevira CS does not cause problems in the form of polluted waste water or toxic emissions.
Hoechst, the manufacturer of the fibre, commissioned tests to be carried out on the environmental properties of Trevira CS in accordance with the Eco-Tex Standard 100 requirements. The results of these tests entitle Hoechst to use for this fibre the designation, “Textile confidence, tested for harmful substances in accordance with Eco-Tex Standard 100”. Apart from a negligible amount of carbon monoxide, the fumes resulting from a fire do not form any noxious emissions, such as hydrochloric or hydrocyanic gases. From an ecological point of view, polyester is easy-care, durable and abrasion resistant. Water consumption is reduced because of the fibre’s low absorbency, thus also decreasing laundry detergent and energy consumption.