At the end of the production cycle FLOORDESIGN® is fully immersed in a liquid containg an anti-soiling Teflon® and a bacteriostatic Sanitized®.
In order to polymerize Teflon®, a minimum temperature of 150°C. is required for 10 minutes (Nylon melts at above 200° C. and Polyester FR above 250°C.).
Carpets, in general, have a PVC backing or a synthetic jute in Polypropylene backing. They can not use an anti-soiling product, such as Teflon® or similar, because PVC and Polypropylene do not tolerate temperatures higher than 110°/130° C.
Teflon® has a dual function:
1) It is a resin (polymer) and as such it also acts as a binder for Sanitized®, by encapsulating it.
Sanitized® by itself would not be permanent, during the first wash it would be missed completely (the dry residue is a white powder).
2) It is an anti-soiling product, which protects all fibers and whole thickness of FLOORDESIGN®. It makes FLOORDESIGN® water and oil repellent, therefore stains will be easy to remove. Any liquid and/or oil which is poured on its surface has difficulties to get into. Normally liquids flow on the surface acting like mercury.
Easy removal of blood : after 5 minutes = 99.6 %
after 24 hours = 97.5 %
Easy removal of urine : after 5 minutes = 100 %
after 24 hours = 100 %
Sanitized® is a bacteriostatic product, permanently fixed to all fibers and whole thickness of FLOORDESIGN®. It offers effective protection against dust mites and micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.). Mildew, unpleasant odors and dust mite allergens are no longer a problem.
Sanitizing and disinfestation will never be necessary with FLOORDESIGN®.
Survival of micro-organisms on FLOORDESIGN®, after 24 hours = result 0.