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Alexium unveils new FR package for non-apparel application
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Jan '14
Alexium International Group Limited announces that it has successfully developed another novel, halogen-free treatment package for sale to customers seeking to flame retard standard polyester fabrics in non-apparel applications. Alexium’s chemical package offers a number of key advantages over existing FR polyester (FRP) “inherent” fibers, such as Trevira. 
 
Without diluting or shifting the current focus on sales of its Ascalon, Nycolon, and Nuvalon products, Alexium’s new FR chemical package will be rolled out under the brand name Hometex and we are extremely excited to say that this will be made available for immediate sale with all development complete. 
 
 “Our FR chemical package, developed as a topical treatment for conventional polyester fabric, provides a lower cost and offers key technical advantages over FRPs like Trevira. We anticipate being able to quickly launch a differentiated and value-added non apparel product - without diluting the ongoing efforts on many of our apparel applications, which require longer certification and testing cycles.
 
This continues on with the company’s corporate strategy in being able to provide the client with options, as opposed to be limited to one product.” stated Nicholas Clark, Chief Executive Officer for Alexium. In addition to being able to provide a lower cost solution, Alexium was able to develop a solution that overcomes many of the technical limitations of FRPs. 
 
The treatment is compatible with further topical treatments such as a water/oil repellency or antimicrobial treatments while providing an excellent, durable (50+ wash) FR performance. “Customers demand these multi-functional fabric properties in home and contract textile applications, but FRPs have been unable to meet the demand for multifunctional treatments.
 
Designers and users will also be excited to hear that we are working with the full color/design pallet of conventional polyester fabrics, whereas the available color/design range of FRP fabrics is generally much more limited,” added Dr. Bob Brookins, Head of Research and Development for Alexium. 

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