Protecting Your Health and the Environment
In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of non-toxic living has become increasingly crucial
Living in a non-toxic environment isn’t just about being trendy; it’s about safeguarding our health. The chemicals found in everyday cleaning sprays, surface cleaners, and upholstery treatments can have profound effects on our bodies. From respiratory issues to skin irritations, these chemicals can wreak havoc on our health over time, leading to chronic conditions and compromising our immune systems. Moreover, prolonged exposure to toxic substances can also pose serious risks to our pets or even office employees, exacerbating allergies and respiratory ailments.
At Premium Surface Protection (PSP), we recognise the importance of creating spaces that promote well-being and sustainability. Our non-toxic products are designed to address these concerns, offering a safe and effective solution for protecting your fibres without compromising your health. With PSP products, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home or workspace is free from harmful chemicals, contributing to a healthier environment for everyone.
It’s about making conscious decisions to reduce the toxins we consume and create a healthier environment for ourselves and our loved one.
But what sets PSP apart? Our commitment to non-toxicity goes beyond mere claims; it’s backed by accredited product testing and certification. We understand the importance of transparency and accountability, which is why our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards of safety and performance.
One such accreditation that underscores our dedication to non-toxic living is the WoolSafe Organisation certification. Based in London, England, WoolSafe conducts comprehensive tests to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of textile treatments like Fiber ProTector, Decorgard, and WonderSpot. These tests assess various performance vectors, including resistance against oil and water-based contaminants, colour retention, and texture preservation. The result? Peace of mind for homeowners and industry specialists alike, knowing that PSP products have met stringent quality standards.
Our commitment to non-toxic living is further reinforced by independent laboratory testing and certification. From Fluorocarbons (PFOA & PFOS) Content Tests to Skin Patch Tests and Bacteriostatic Reduction Tests, our products have consistently demonstrated their safety and efficacy. For instance, Fiber ProTector has been proven to be free from harmful substances like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), making it a trusted choice for health-conscious consumers.
HERE IS A SUMMARY OF A FEW OF THE MOST COMMON TESTS AND RESULTS:
Fluorocarbons (PFOA & PFOS) Content Test
This test was conducted by FITI, the Institute of Quality Assurance Testing of Geosynthetics and Environmental Analysis. The Fluorocarbons Content Test shows PFOS & PFOA were not detected in Fiber ProTector.
Fiber ProTector does NOT contain any perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or any perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).
Skin Patch Test
This test performed by Katri, shows that no skin irritation was detected when testing 20 individuals. Cotton fabric samples were soaked with Fiber ProTector and dried. The dried samples were placed on the forearms of 20 test subjects. After 24 hours the patches were removed, and the test subjects’ forearms were examined.
There were no reactions or any visible change to the areas of skin tested.
Bacteriostatic Reduction Test
This bacteriostatic test was performed by FITI, the Institute of Quality Assurance Testing of Geosynthetics and Environmental Analysis. Fiber ProTector treated fabric samples were tested alongside untreated fabric samples containing Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae, then incubated for 18 hours. The untreated samples had a significant increase in bacterial growth.
The Fiber ProTector treated samples had a 99.9% reduction of both bacteria.
This antimicrobial test was performed by Gary Brierley who is an environmental scientist with specialist knowledge in fluvial geomorphology and is Chair of Physical Geography, School of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. This test was used to determine the antimicrobial effect of a Fiber ProTector treated fabric. Environmental bacteria was added to the 2 textile cloth samples.
After 24 hours, the Fiber ProTector sample was very effective in reducing the level of environmental bacteria.
IMO Smoke & Toxicity Fire Test on Fire Retardant Carpet
SINTEF is Norway’s largest research institute for energy and climate technology. They have leading experts & labs for testing environmentally friendly buildings, renewable energy, oil pollution control, clean water, adaptation to climate change and the capture, transport and storage of CO2. They performed 3 IMO FTPC Part 2 “Smoke and Toxicity Tests” on Fire Retardant Trevira CS fabric treated with Fiber Protector. The results showed NO change to the Fire Retardant & met the criteria to materials with low smoke production and low smoke toxicity.
Carpet Flammability Test Certificate
Lufthansa Technik, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, provides maintenance, completions, repair, & overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, and maintenance, repair, and MRO services for engines and components. Lufthansa tested 2 different carpets treated with Fiber ProTector for use in their aircraft.
Both protected carpets passed the Flammability Test for FAA Certification.
Fire Certification Statement
Det Norske Veritas is a free-standing, autonomous and independent foundation whose purpose is to safeguard life, property & the environment. They certified the fire technical properties of curtains, upholstered furniture & carpet that were protected by Fiber ProTector would not be impaired and could therefore be used on board DNV classed vessels. Fiber ProTector has been used on 15 large passenger Cruise Ships after this certification was given.
Fiber ProTector is certified not to impair or impede the fire technical properties of treated textiles.
Leather Flammability Report for FAA
FLAME-TEK specializes in FAA approved flammability testing of aircraft interior materials. Their activity in the FAA’s flammability working group ensures they are up to date and compliant on all regulations and Methods of Compliance (MOCs). 4 Castle Rock Leather Samples were tested, 2 with Fiber ProTector and 2 without.
The Fiber ProTector treated leather samples did not show any negative flammability effects & passed the Flammability Test for FAA Certification.
Air Permeability Test
This air permeability test performed by FITI Testing & Research Institute, shows that fabric treated with Fiber ProTector retains its breathability. Linen fabric was tested before and after being treated with Fiber ProTector and the results were clear, the ability of air to pass through the fabric is not affected.
Comparison Test of Fiber ProTector Treated vs. Untreated Carpet
Teknologisk Institutt, now known as Kiwa, a leader in the European Testing, Inspection & Certification industry, performed the comparison testing of Fiber ProTector treated carpet verses untreated carpet. The testing evaluated 5 different factors over a period of 1 year. The results and conclusions are as follows:
In the Texture & Color Test, there was no change to the Fiber ProTector treated carpet under a 4-50x microscope.
In the Fiber Loss Test, there was no difference of fiber loss between the protected & unprotected carpets.
In the Antistatic Properties Test, the Fiber ProTector carpet gave a personal charge of up to 700% less than the untreated carpet, which means that carpets protected with Fiber ProTector are significantly more Antistatic (up to 7 times more Antistatic) than untreated carpets.
In the Dirt Absorption Test, the results showed that a significantly greater amount of dirt was able to be removed from the Fiber ProTector treated carpets verses the untreated carpets. This means that vacuuming is much more effective, leaving less dirt & soil in the carpet fibers that causes wear and a dirty appearance. Removing more dirt & soil from carpets also decreases the frequency of professional cleanings over a carpet’s lifespan. The year-long tests conclude that Fiber ProTector treated carpets will have a strong positive influence on an indoor environment.
WoolSafe EnviroSeal Certificate
Fiber ProTector (Water-Based) is the 1st and ONLY protection product in the world to be awarded with the WoolSafe EnviroSeal® Certification. EnviroSeal is an evaluation and certification program for environmentally responsible maintenance products suitable for use on carpets, rugs, and furnishing fabrics containing natural or synthetic fibers. Products are evaluated and certified by ENCO Global Testing Services, a leading environmental testing facility, providing environmental testing and consultancy to companies worldwide. EnviroSeal® certification is a crucial independent confirmation of a cleaning product’s environmentally responsible formulation, and an integral part of an ecological, “green” cleaning maintenance program. A product must increase the useful life of a carpet or rug, thus helping the environment to be awarded with the EnviroSeal® certification.
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