Fibers given an additional flame-protective finish (right) can lose this protection through regular wear, ageing or frequent washing. Flame-retardant Trevira fibers (left) are inherently flame retardant. Consequently, upholstery fabrics made from these fibers and filament yarns are permanently flame retardant.
This is important from an ecological viewpoint, too. In addition to their environmentally friendly manufacturing process, upholstery fabric made from Trevira CS requires no further environmentally damaging fire-protection treatments, such as those required by traditionally combustible materials.
Flame-retardant Trevira fibers and filaments are also certified to Oekotex 100 Standard. This means that in a fire they emit significantly lower levels of toxic fumes than other materials. This is particularly important as, in a fire, the danger of suffocation from smoke inhalation is greater than the risk of injury from flames.
Trevira CS upholstery fabric offers guarantee-tested quality. They consist of flame-retardant fibers and yarns made by Trevira and its partners in the spinning and yarn-finishing stages. It goes without saying that Trevira maintains stringent monitoring of the guidelines safeguarding the brand.