Why is there formaldehyde in curtains? This is because […]
Why is there formaldehyde in curtains? This is because in textile production, in order to improve the wrinkle resistance of fabrics, improve the waterproof performance, pressure resistance of textiles, improve color fastness, improve fire resistance, etc., commonly used additives such as artificial resin are often added to the fabric. In the process of textile printing and dyeing and finishing (softening finishing, stiffness finishing, anti-wrinkle finishing, etc.), various dyes, auxiliaries, and finishing agents are also added, and the resin contained in it contains formaldehyde. These formaldehyde-containing resins will still have residues after finishing, which will release formaldehyde. Generally speaking, textiles with decorations and coatings have higher formaldehyde content. When textiles are exposed to the air for a long time, because formaldehyde is volatile, it will continuously release and pollute the indoor environment. Especially nowadays, some houses have relatively large windows, such as floor-to-ceiling windows and viewing windows. To decorate a house of about 100 square meters, it costs 8,000 yuan to buy curtains. This is why some homes pay special attention to formaldehyde control during decoration. Pollution, but after the renovation, one of the reasons for the excessive indoor formaldehyde will still be found.
So, how can you buy curtains to prevent formaldehyde during interior decoration?
Pay attention to when buying curtain cloth:
1. Smell the peculiar smell. If the product emits a pungent odor, there may be residual formaldehyde, so it is best not to buy it.
2. Pick the colors. When choosing colors, it is advisable to choose light shades, so that the risk of excessive formaldehyde and color fastness will be smaller.
3. Look at the variety. Be cautious when choosing fabrics and curtains that have been finished with anti-shrinkage, anti-wrinkle, softness, and flatness.
Pay attention when using:
1. The curtains you bought should be fully soaked and washed in clean water first to reduce the residual formaldehyde content on the fabric.
2. In addition to curtains, some textiles that directly contact the skin, such as bed sheets and quilts, also contain formaldehyde, which must be washed before use.
3. After washing, it is best to dry the curtain cloth in an outdoor ventilated place before using it.