The new Fluorocarbon protector utilises the new fibre locking technology, which increases the life of the protective finish and improves water and oil based stain repellency. FIBRELOC may be applied to new carpet, rugs and upholstery by carpet cleaners and upholstery cleaners with a hand pump spray or motorised flat jet sprayer. The application could be made to a clean, wet or dry carpet. Because of the high beading repellency feature of the product, water-based spills can be easily wiped away before they become stains.
The unique FIBRELOC technology provides strong adhesion to nylon 6, nylon 66, wool, polypropylene, 100% polyester, polyamide or polyester cotton fabrics. Wine, water, juices bead up on the surface and could be swiftly removed with a damp sponge. Dust and environmental build-up are repelled from the carpet and upholstery fabrics. Stain shielding polymers prevent wet spills from becoming permanent stains. Additionally, FIBRELOC does not change the flame resistance of flame retardant fabrics.
FIBRELOC is the only water-based technology that performs better than solvent-based products on upholstery, thus keeping you away from exposure to toxic and flammable solvents. The durability of FIBRELOC treatment depends on the level of traffic and the frequency of cleaning and vacuuming. With vacuuming the abrasive grit is removed and as a result, the treatment lasts longer since it is mostly the sand and abrasive grit that wears out the protective finish and the carpet fibre. Due to the lubricating effect of FIBRELOC, the carpets become more resistant to abrasive wear. In commercial offices, vacuuming at least 3 times per week will allow at least four cleanings without re-application of FIBRELOC. In domestic sites vacuuming twice a week will allow up to five cleans without re-application.
For stains removal from carpets protected with FIBRELOC, the WoolSafe Approved Unbelievable is recommended. It is a neutral pH spotter for every type of carpet. Up to 16 tests are carried out by the WoolSafe organization before a cleaning product for wool carpets is approved, in order to ensure that the colour and the fibre are safe. Unbelievable solubilises oily spots as well as lipstick, printer toner, and some inks. Protein stains like blood, gravy and other food products can be pulled out after treating with cold water and a sponge. Unbelievable can remove a high proportion of the hardest acidic stains like tannin, coffee and tea.