At the end of 2014, California Proposition 65 imposed a restriction on the amount of phthalates you can have in any consumer products to a level of 1,000 parts per million or less each. Appian Textiles, along with our S. American PVC manufacturer, has decided to go 100% Phthalate-Free on our proprietary PVC products to eliminate this issue. Additionally, our other faux leather mill partners are making great strides in going 100% Phthalate-Free as well.
Additionally in 2014, legislation was introduced through Senate Bill 1019 in California to require disclosure when FR (Flame Retardant) additives are being used on furniture components
Since that time, several initiatives including but not limited to revisions to CAL 117 requirements resulting from above legislation have been moving through various statute legislatures at differing paces.
At Appian, we have adopted an approach to move future production toward FR-Free. We will continue to meet the normal upholstery fire standards of NFPA 260 and CAL 117-2013.