He says most companies use "various types of barrier fabrics" such as cotton treated with boric acid or rayon treated with silica--both relatively benign chemicals--as well as fire-resistant materials such as modacrylic fiber
(which contains antimony oxide, a carcinogen) and melamine resin (which contains formaldehyde).
Based in Osaka, Japan, Kaneka Corporation manufactures Kanecaron brand modacrylic fiber
Eurotek is a collection of European contemporary designs handtufted of modacrylic fiber
Conventional textile fiber combined with modacrylic fiber
has proved to be effective in the development of products to meet emerging new open flame flammability regulations.
These designs are handtufted using a modacrylic fiber
In addition, Master Textile is also producing fabrics with inherent flame retardant yarn made from modacrylic fibers
Kanecaron(R) is a registered trade name of inherently flame-retardant modacrylic fibers
manufactured by Kaneka Corporation, JAPAN.