This article first appeared in the Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2023.
Camira has engineered an environmentally conscious, non-halogenated, flameretardant treatment for wool fabrics in the public transport sector.
NitroPhlam365 reduces combustibility and smoke generation on trains, to safeguard passengers in the event of a fire. In comparison to conventional flammability treatments, NitroPhlam365 has a 15% reduction in carbon, energy and water footprint. This is the equivalent of running a UK home for two years or taking 40 cars off the road in a year.
Research has shown that traditional flame-retardant fabric treatments, which contain halogens, including chlorine and bromine, can have potentially carcinogenic and toxicological effects on humans and the environment. Many flammability treatments that are currently in use on public transport are now under review, and even prohibited, in some geographies.
NitroPhlam365 enhances the natural flame retardancy of wool; with its high moisture and nitrogen content, wool does not readily ignite and combust and, when exposed to a flame, will form a char layer on its surface. A future-proof FR treatment, informed by the latest 36 To find out more or to obtain a copy of our certification visit www.camirafabrics.com or email [email protected]. innovations in scientific research and development, NitroPhlam365 shields the wool fibres and upholstery foams from the flames, controlling and slowing combustion while at the same time minimising toxic smoke production.
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