A new type of Fluorocarbon protector that uses new fibre locking technology to dramatically improve the bond strength to both upholstery and carpet fibres. The total effect being to increase the life of the protective finish and to improve wafer and oil based stain repellency to levels not previously attainable with low temperature curing carpet protectors.
Aftermarket Application - Fibreloc is superior
FIBRELOC may be applied is an after market product for new carpet, rugs and upholstery by carpet & upholstery cleaners using a simple hand pump spray or motorised flat jet sprayer. It may be applied to clean, wet or dry carpet. Its high beading water repellency gives a perfect customer demonstration on how water based spills can be easily wiped away before they become ugly Stains. When maintenance cleaning FIBRELOC treated carpet, the WoolSafe approved Dry Fusion System will perform even better in stain, spill and general soil removal.
Flexibility of Fibre Types
FIBELOC doesn't just perform on nylon 6, nylon 66 and wool fibres. The unique FIBRELOC technology provides strong adhesion even to polypropylene (olefin) and to 100% polyester, polyamide or polyester cotton fabrics and linens.
Our adhesion strength on polyester automotive upholstery would indicate a very big potential in the car dealership and second hand car aftermarket. FIBELOC, unlike other type of protection does not alter flame resistance of flame retardant fabrics, It does not decrease the flame retardant effect as other protection products can.
No other water based protector can claim these features
Research Products has paid careful attention to the adhesion and longevity of the finish (the FIBRELOC effect) as well as the types of soils to be shielded. Not only does FIBRELOC make penetrating the fibres more difficult, stains can be removed more easily with a wet sponge or white wetted towel. Spotting with Unbelievable reinforces the flouro carbon performance.
Advantages of Fibreloc
The only product available to show strong and long life performance on olefin carpets.
- Industry leading wet spill resistance - wine, water, juices bead up on the surface to allow fast damp sponge removal, What a sales advantage!
- bust, dried mud and environmental build up from exhaust gases are repelled from carpet and upholstery fibres. Vacuuming is at least 60% more effective, Fibres stay cleaner, and fresher looking longer.
- Multiple stain shielding polymers keep ground in soils from penetrating deep within the fibres
They help prevent wet spills from becoming ugly permanent stains.
- Adhesion of FIBRELOC is such that it can withstand the rigours of four hot extraction cleans with SPITFIRE Advanced and still provide water bead performance.
- No effect on flammability rating on fire retardant treated fibres and on woven fabrics.
Increased Performance on Fabrics
Up until recently solvent based protectors were the only type recommended for fabrics or upholstery fibres. This was because the fluorocarbon resin could be very easily dissolved in solvent rather than dispersed in water. The larger particle size of the water-based product gave reduced adhesion and penetrating power plus there was also the risk of a white residue appearing. On the negative side solvent based fabric protectors also strip off flame retardant coatings as found in our field laboratory testing regime.
FIBRELOC technology enables us to increase adhesion to a previously unmatchable level and provide the industry with one product that performs equally as well on woven fabrics /flocked or needle punched fibres.
FIBRELOC is the only water-based technology available that gives superior performance compared to solvent based products on upholstery. This eliminates your exposure to toxic or flammable solvents and there is no effect on fire retardants that may also be present.
Cleaning Effect on Treated Fibres
Most customers, particularly those customers in the after care market ask difficult to answer questions because they don't really understand the process. The most commonly asked question is "How long does the treatment last? and "How durable is the treatment?"
To answer this question accurately you must bring the level of traffic and the level of cleaning/vacuuming into the equation. Some people who have their carpets treated believe that it never needs vacuuming ever again! Exactly the opposite is true. The more you vacuum the longer the treatment lasts because abrasive grit is removed. It's the abrasive grit and sand that wears off the protective finish along with the carpet fibre. Because of its lubricating effect (lubricity) FIBELOC treated carpets are more resistant to abrasive wear and they feel softer.
On commercial office sites, vacuuming with a commercial upright vacuum at least 3 times per week will allow you to maintain an average commercial performance of at least four cleanings with WoolSafe approved Dry Fusion cleaning products, (pre-spray and water rinse).
In domestic sites, vacuuming with a high performance upright vacuum cleaner twice per week will allow you up to five cleans without re-application of FIBRELOC.
Maintaining Carpets Protected With Fibreloc
Regular vacuuming is the essential first step in the upkeep of the installation. Heavy traffic areas require more frequent vacuuming than those areas which are less frequented. Power head vacuums with a motorized brush are preferable as they provide better results.
The woolsafe approved unbelievable is recommended for treating marks or stains on carpets with Fibreloc protector. Unbelievable is a simple to use, neutral pH spotter that every contract cleaner and householder should have at the ready - for every type of carpet.
UNBELIEVABLE, as the name suggests gives you an incredibly wide range of stain removing power at the pull of a trigger. Normally high alkaline cleaners are necessary to obtain the same results as UNBELIEVABLE. Stains usually return when other spotters are used. Not with UNBELIEVABLE.