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Flame-Retardant, Formaldehyde-Free Cotton? New Breakthrough Makes it Possible

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, known as Empa, has developed a physically and chemically independent network of flame retardants inside cotton fibers, circumventing a problem often found in flame retardant cotton textiles that can release formaldehyde and be uncomfortable to wear. Empa said the process retains the positive properties of cotton fibers…

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