About Kanekalon

Kanekalon has 4 types of fiber for hair accessory products

Modacrylic fiber

Modacrylic

This synthetic fiber is composed of acrylonitrile and vinyl chloride.

PVC fiber

PVC

This synthetic fiber is composed of vinyl chloride.

Flame retardant polyester fiber

PET

This synthetic fiber is composed of polyethylene-terephthalate.

Organic protein fiber

Organic protein Fiber

This fiber is mainly composed of collagen protein as a raw material.

   

Kanekalon is intended for use in materials for hair accessory products. Not for conjunction with hair implants on Human beings.

Flame retardancy of Kanekalon

Kanekalon is an inherently flame retardant product in which the fiber resin itself contains the flame retardant ingredient.
There is no deterioration in flame retardancy after shampoo.

LOI value comparison of fibers
fiber type LOI Notes
Kanekalon® Organic protein fiber 40 Self-extinguishing. Does not melt or drip.
PVC fiber 36 Self-extinguishing. Does not melt or drip.
Modacrylic fiber 28 Self-extinguishing. Does not melt or drip.
Flame retardant polyester fiber 28 Self-extinguishing. Melt or drip resistance
Human hair 27 Self-extinguishing. Does not melt or drip.
Note: Only applies to raw hair that contains moisture.
Non FR PET fiber 20 Burns easily. Melts and drips.
Nylon fiber 20 Burns easily. Melts and drips.
PP fiber 19 Burns easily. Melts and drips.

LOI=O2/(O2+N2)X100[%]

Note: The above are test results conducted by Kaneka Corporation and are not guaranteed.
The higher an LOI value, the higher the flame retardancy.

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