Environmental issues in curtain fabrics

Update:31 May 2019

In order to be environmentally friendly, many homes now […]

In order to be environmentally friendly, many homes nowadays have simple decoration styles and are often used to decorate with some fabric accessories. According to the person in charge of a large furniture plaza, fabric furniture has become the first choice for new homes, and the matching fabric accessories are gradually becoming popular. For example, snow-embroidered fabric beds, soft fabric sofas, and floor-standing lace curtains. According to experts, furniture and accessories in the later stages of decoration, such as curtains, sofas and fabric beds, may bring health risks.
Experts pointed out that many household fabrics are made of chemical synthetic fiber fabrics. The raw materials are coal, oil, natural gas, etc. These materials are poor in moisture absorption, airtight, and release some harmful gases such as formaldehyde. Everyone may know that wood-based panels, laminate flooring or furniture used in home decoration can release formaldehyde gas, but few people know that curtains can also release formaldehyde, causing indoor environmental pollution.
Why is this? In the process of textile production, in order to improve the wrinkle resistance of the fabric, improve the waterproof performance and pressure resistance of the textile, and improve the color fastness and improve the fireproof performance, some common additives such as artificial resin are usually added to the fabric. In the process of textile printing and finishing, it is necessary to add various dyes, auxiliaries and finishing agents, and the resin contained therein contains formaldehyde. These formaldehyde-containing resins will remain after finishing. In general, textiles with finishes and coatings have a high formaldehyde content. When the textile is exposed to the air for a long time, due to the volatility of formaldehyde, it will be continuously released and pollute the indoor environment.
The use of such fabrics for curtains can easily cause air circulation. If it is not cleaned for three or five years, it will be more conducive to the growth of mold and mites. Experts suggest that the material of the curtain should be cotton as much as possible. Burlap material, if it is not aesthetically pleasing to the chemical fiber fabric, also pay attention to the amount of control and often clean to prevent bacterial growth.