Ticking supplier Fine Cotton Factory has developed a white version of its FR barrier fabric, patent-pending Slayer. Introduced two years ago in black, it is meant specifically for use with latex beds. Slayer is touted as a single-layer FR solution for latex, which typically requires more than one FR barrier, according to the Toronto-based company.
The new fabric does not interfere with the “buoyant” comfort of a latex bed, the company said. It can be used as FR sock or decorative cover. Slayer begins shipping in August.
“The benefits Slayer offers are amazing,” said Skip Kann, Fine Cotton Factory director of special projects, “It’s a single layer of fabric that significantly reduces cost in installation labor and retesting. Slayer has a T-shirt feeling … is easy to work with and has exceptional flame resistance. Under testing conducted by UL, Slayer self-extinguished during the test. The fabric, when flame tested on a 14-inch Talalay latex core, had little to no heat release once the ignition source was removed. Any fuel load should be well-protected based on these results, which barely registered any mega joules during the test.”
Harish Patel and his nephew, Biren Patel, founded Fine Cotton Factory in 1997. With distribution in Canada and the United States, the company produces a range of decorative and technical textiles for a variety of manufacturing sectors. Its mattress industry offerings include everything from jersey knits to jacquards.