Established in 1982 Avocet is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of flame retardants, dyes and textile auxiliaries.
Welcome to Avocet
AVOCET FLAME RETARDANTS for polyester, cotton, wool, polyamide and most other fibres are marketed under the registered brand name of CETAFLAM®.
CETAFLAM® flame retardants can be applied by padding, back coating and in the dyebath to polyester, cotton, wool, polyamide and other fibres.
Durable, semi durable and non durable flame retardants are available to meet most flame retardant specifications including those for furnishings, drapes and work wear. Specific flame retardant standards achievable include: BS 5852 Source 0 & 1; BS 5651; BS 7176; BS 597 1&2; BS 5438; BS 7177; EN 533; NFP 92-504 (1985); FAR 25:853; CAA spec 8.
AVOCET DYES include acid, basic, disperse, reactive, solvent and pigments. Polyester/wool and wool/polyamide blends are catered for by the speciality dye ranges AVOPOL XS, AVOCET M, CETALAN AV and CETALAN WN.
Avocet specilize in the manufacture of dyes and auxiliaries for carpet production.
With extensive knowledge of carpet processing and dye house techniques/ practices we are not only able to supply outstanding quality products but also provide in depth reviews of dye house practice to optimise systems and reduce costs.
Our core range of dyes under the trade names AVOCET M, CETALAN AV, CETALAN WN, CETACID L and CETACID M offer the full gamut of colours with fastness to the most demanding standards.
Carpet printing products have long been a part of Avocet's portfolio. Great expertise and knowledge has been put into the development of dyes and auxiliaries for this industry sector. Resist or displacement effects when printing polyamide or wool/polyamide carpets using acid-acid dye resist techniques can be achieved by use of the speciality resist agent AVORESIST PA and "metal free" AVONYL RP dyes. Excellent effects are also possible with metal complex dyes.
AVOCET TEXTILE AUXILIARIES comprehensively cover the preparation, dyeing and finishing of polyester, cotton, wool, polyamide and most other fibres and blends.
All our products including flame retardants are manufactured to strict quality control standards in accordance with the company's registration to BS EN ISO 9001:2000. Commitment to quality is a cornerstone of our total business philosophy.
We are dedicated to a policy of rapid response to orders and service requests which leads inevitably to benefits for both customer and supplier.
To support our commitment to quality and reliability Avocet's technical service laboratory is staffed by highly trained technicians experienced in all textile processing techniques. Customers are offered a full technical service backup using our first class facilities. These technicians are also available to support customer trials and production.
Avocet recognises that their customers compete on the world stage and the support of the flame retardant/dye/auxiliary producer is essential for success. The versatility of our product range demonstrates the 'bespoke' nature of the Avocet philosophy - meeting individual customer requirements through active partnership.