A little over 10 years ago fluorochemical based fabric stain protectors came under intense pressure based on results from internal toxicity studies and mounting pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The agency determined that the main chemical compound present in fabric protection products commonly applied to fabrics posed long-term, harmful damage to both humans and the environment.
Over the next few years these products were completely reformulated into environmentally friendly versions. However, during the interim period a number of competitive products moved in to fill the void left by the popular brands, leaving much confusion as well as mis-information.
In fact, so much has been said by so many, that a refreshing white paper recently published is a “must read” for all in our industry. It is straight forward and direct – and I like that. I have placed a link so that you can download the .pdf file and read as well as use it for reference. It is titled:
A “White Paper” on the Changes in Carpet and Fabric Protector Technology -
by Doyle Bloss, Scott Warrington, and Tom Forsythe – Bridgepoint Systems
They answer and document the answers as they proceed to meticulously lay out the information needed. You can expect to find the answers to each of the following subjects . . .
What really has changed about protectors?
Is a new generation of protectors that do not contain fluorochemicals at all.
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Is there a water based protector that can safely be used on delicate upholstery fabrics and “bleeders?”
Make sure your protector has an effective demonstration system.
Looking for a Certified Green Protector?
Follow THIS LINK for your .pdf file.