OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

APEOs and NPEOs in textiles

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs – often called alkyphenols or alkylphenyls) are surfactants which have an emulsifying and dispersing action, so they have good wetting, penetration, emulsification, dispertion, solubilizing and washing characteristics. This makes them suitable for a very large variety of applications: they’ve been used for over 50 years in a wide variety of products. In …

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PBDE’s are chemical compounds that are used as flame retardants.  They can be found in almost anything that carries an electrical current or is highly flammable.  They’re in, for example, your TV, your computer, your cellphone,  your car, your toaster and your sofa.  PBDE stands for polybrominated diphenyl ether – a compound which contains bromine …

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