When can I utilize the items I've had a Fiber ProTector® product applied to?
The length of time will depend on which one of our products is utilized for your project. Our solvent based product drives fastest, usually within one hour with most items returned to light, normal use 4-6 hours after application. Fiber ProTector® DECO, DUO, and H20 could take longer. Full protection is achieved after product t has cured for 24 hours.
Does Fiber ProTector® have an odor?
For our entire line of protection products, there is no scent once cured. Fiber Protector’s family of solvent protection products have a discernible odor when applied. This intensity of this odor will depend on which of these protection products is utilized for your project. Our premium protection product utilizes medical grade Isopropyl Alcohol as a carrying agent which dries in minutes, and the odor dissipates depending on ventilation and relative humidity. Our DECO and DUO protection products has a very slight odor, however take a few hours to dry. Our Enviroseal Certified Water-Base product has no discernible odor at all, yet will take the longest to dry. Our Licensed Applicators will commonly use natural ventilation, and air-movers which can accelerate the drying process.
Will Fiber ProTector® make my textile fibers last longer?
Fibers treated with Fiber ProTector® are up to 60% more resistant to wear and abrasion because soil must wear through the protection before causing wear on the fibers. Similarly, fibers must wear off the protection before they can wear on each other. This “wear resistance” promotes longer fabric life and less frequent need for replacement. Treated fibers will release dry soils more effectively with simple routine vacuuming as well.
How does Fiber ProTector® prevent the growth of mold mildew and bacteria?
Fiber ProTector® is created with nano-tech particles, that when applied, reduce the surface tension of the individual fibers. It creates an invisible, yet breathable shield around each fiber, providing an effective barrier against organic fluids, soil and dust. The unique and proprietary Fiber ProTector® system is engineered to mechanically produce a bacteriostatic surface to resist the growth and spread of pathogens, mold, and mildew. This is of particular value for individuals with allergies, asthma or a weakened immune system when subjected to recycled indoor air.
Is Fiber ProTector® a disinfectant?
Fiber ProTector® does not claim to be a disinfectant, however Fiber ProTector's premium solvent based protection product PRO utilizes medical grade Isopropyl which is an EPA/CDC listed disinfectant. Items sprayed with Fiber ProTector® and allowed proper dwell time have had a highly effective disinfected applied. This is an added benefit of the Fiber ProTector® application.
What types of fabrics and fibers can Fiber ProTector® be used on?
Virtually all types of fibrous items natural characteristics are enhanced by the application of Fiber ProTector® Products. Our Licensed Applicator will choose the best product due to your fiber and specific application. Virtually all textiles benefit from a Fiber ProTector Application including, wool, cotton, nylon, polyester blends, silk, cellulose and regenerated cellulose, natural suede, synthetic suede and even finished leather! Fiber ProTector can also be applied to most any porous material you would like to keep the natural look without adding a sheen to the surface of the item treated. Item such as Travertine, Marble, Wood, and even concrete are treated by our worldwide applicators.
Will my carpet or upholstery fibers change color or feel different after using Fiber ProTector® products?
No! Once again due to the advanced nano-technology utilized in Fiber ProTector® products, there will be absolutely no discernable difference in the look or feel of your fibers. Sometimes a slight over application may stiffen certain fibers temporarily, however normal use or first vacuuming after 24 hours brings them back to normal.
Are Fiber ProTector® products safe to use on wool, silk, or other delicate fibers?
All of the Fiber ProTector® family of protects are Silicone free! Silicone has been shown to produce a residue when applied to wool that can actually cause rapid re-soiling of of fibers when exposed to oil-based contaminants. Our Fiber ProTector® products are tested and approved by the WoolSafe organization and therefore safe to use on wool. A Fiber ProTector® application is the absolute best way to protect you silk, viscose, bamboo, or other delicate fibers from damage causing moisture.
Fiber ProTector® was original designed specifically for the high end cabins and public areas for European cruise ships. It was specifically formulated to stand up to the rigorous, high traffic environment to keep the cabins clean and healthy for quick turn around in port.
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