Many Brentano drapery fabrics pass common vertical fire codes without any additional treatment. These fabrics may already have specialized finishes or use inherently fire retardant yarns. Before labeling a fabric as “fire resistant,” Brentano tests it against a variety of standards (like NFPA 701, the British Standard BS 5867, and the IMO standard for cruise lines) and summarizes the testing results in the technical specifications for that fabric.
A common fire retardant yarn in the interior textile industry is Trevira CS. Brentano products woven with Trevira CS are all vertical treatments. In addition to being inherently and permanently flame retardant, Trevira CS textiles are stable in humid environments and can be washed with water and detergent.
Yes. A majority of Brentano fabrics including drapery and upholstery fabrics can be treated to pass NFPA 701 and ASTM E-84 Adhered Method. The technical specifications for each fabric indicate whether or not a fabric can be treated
Trevira CS passes NFPA 701, British interior fire codes (BS Standard), and cruise line fire codes (IMO Standard).
Yes. There are two types of washable Trevira CS draperies at Brentano.
First, there are domestically washable Trevira CS sheers and drapery. These textiles can withstand household washing machine hot water temperatures without losing color or shape. However, designers and clients should always use discretion, especially with fabrics woven with special effects such as loose floats and clippings.
Second, there are commercially washable Trevira CS fabrics. These products are labeled washable in the Brentano line and can be machine washed at 176°F (80°C), the standard washing temperature for hospitals and hotels. Please see Fabric Care for washing instructions.