The development of nano-formulated allows to achieve good quality standards for flame resistance and stain the cloth of the Casentino. These are the results from research conducted by Next-techonology Tecnotessile Prato to verify, through specific treatments, the possible application of this fine fabric. The presentation in the meeting that was held at CSM last May 2 to Poggibonsi. Casentino cloth is a viable alternative for the production of textiles for the interior design industry. The cloth in fact meet the market requirements related to the sustainability of the product and stylistic originality. The price is also competitive considering that the treatments with the product takes on an added value and the difference is only 0.57 euro per square meter.
The aim of the research was to increase the flame resistance with the use of conventional treatment technologies, easily transferable to industry. As for the capacity increase stain has tried to reach through the reduction of surface tension, which helps to reduce the penetration of the drop within the tissue. For the flame retardant, however, has been studied the additivity of fluorocarbon resin, or double salts of nitrogen and sulfur to reduce the presence of oxidizing the surface of the fabric: inorganic nanoparticles capable of forming a thermal barrier and dissipate heat. The checks were carried out to stain with the evaluation of the penetration of the drop of oil in the fabric. For the "flame retardancy" we proceeded to measure the spread of flame and burning time by means of vertical flame test. In this way there was the use of the Casentino cloth for textiles in the furniture sector. The motivation stems from an interest of the manufacturers. The market for textile furnishings in Europe amounted to 4.0 billion (2008 - CBI Market Information Database), shows an annual increase equal to 4.0% and reflects the demands of the market. Italy, Germany, Spain, UK and France are the target markets in Europe. The product has an average cost of furnishing textiles amounted to 7.20 / kg. Commodity studies show that consumers are willing to pay up to 30% more for environmentally friendly products. Italy is the largest manufacturer of woolen fabrics based in Europe with an estimated production capacity of about 300 million kg of yarn produced in 2005.
Considering that so much of the production of cloth is for the market of clothing textiles, the possibility of using wool in different sectors could be a good prospect. And the market for manufacturers of textile furnishings of Casentino cloth can be. Added to this is that the fiber of wool, to represent a competitive product, it must satisfy technical requirements and style dictated by market requirements and legislation. Hence the research carried out. In fact, are the technical specifications for textile and furniture industry in mechanical strength, resistance to pilling, dimensional stability, color fastness, stain and dirt resistance, fire resistance (especially for contract). And Panno Casentino has, as its characteristics, good dyeability and high strength, low resistance to pilling, resistance varies depending on the yarn count and fabric structure, good flame resistance, is water repellent.