Fiber-shield Industries Inc. Products Free Of Substance Recently Banned In New York State

Advanced specialty cleaning and water, soil, and stain repellent products from this U.S. maker have always been free of 1,4-dioxane and all PFOS, PFOA, PFAS, and PBDE's…
By: Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.
Manny Vickers, President and Co-Founder, FIber-Shield Industries Inc.
Manny Vickers, President and Co-Founder, FIber-Shield Industries Inc.
YAPHANK, N.Y. - Jan. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- Fiber-Shield Industries Inc., a leading supplier of specialty water, soil, and stain repellent products and related materials, today announced that its cleaning products have always been free of 1,4-dioxane– which was recently banned in New York State – and contains no phosphorus. Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc.  reiterated that all its super-hydrophobic textile, soil and stain repellent products are certified free of all PFOS, PFOA, PFAS (based on independent lab results), and its flame retardants free of PBDEs.

         "We're proud of our forty years of providing our customers with the most effective, high-performance cleaning and water, soil, and stain repellent products, made right here in the USA," said Manny Vickers, President and Co-Founder of Fiber-Shield Industries Inc.  "Our expertise and painstaking research enable us to create products that are powerful, consistent batch-to-batch, easy to use, environmentally compliant and competitively priced.

         According to Vickers, the recent signing of the 1,4-dioxane ban in cleaning and personal care products by New York State's Governor Andrew Cuomo may well be a precursor to similar legislation throughout the U.S. "The industry saw the handwriting on the wall, yet it is surprising to see how so many major industry players failed to anticipate this ban and are now scrambling to comply," he said.  "For them, the race is on.  It will take a lot of time, and who knows what will happen to product efficacy and prices," Vickers said. "Our customers, happily, are in great shape."

     The legislation (S 4389B/A 6295A) was approved by Governor Cuomo on December 9th  and goes into effect in 2022. It addresses 1,4-dioxane contamination in drinking water and limits the amount that can be present in consumer products. The substance, a possible carcinogen, can appear as a contaminant during the manufacturing process of certain cosmetics, detergents and shampoos. It has been found in high concentrations in Long Island, New York, drinking water.

     Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemical compounds resistant to heat, water, and oil. They have been widely used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products such as carpeting, apparel, and upholstery.  Some of these chemicals resist degradation in the environment and bio-accumulate.

     "We have never used 1,4-dioxane, PBDE's or PFAS, which is one big reason why so many customers tap into our forty years of business-to-business experience," Vickers said.  "We deliver the finest in clean polymer chemistry.  So, in addition to our 1,4-dioxane, PBDE and PFAS-free products, our customers benefit from our superior customer service, on-time delivery, custom formulations, and our wide range of cleaning and water, soil, and stain repellent products."

     Fiber-Shield Industries Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.  The company was founded in 1979 by Manny and Connie Vickers.  The Long Island, NY-based company's proprietary formulations demonstrate its mastery of Polymer Science and allied technologies.  The Fiber-Shield Industries, Inc.'s mission is to deliver proven, breakthrough water, soil, and stain repellent products that outperform others in terms of durability, ease of application, formula consistency, safety and quality-- and yet are competitively priced.

     Industries served include Fabric & Carpet; Leather; Glass; Fire Retardants; Metal & Fiberglass; Vinyl & Rubber; Masonry and other materials.

      Of particular note is the company's rigorous attention to quality control in their state-of-the-art labs, which ensures batch-to-batch product integrity and, therefore, consistent performance.  As a result of this customer-first approach, and driven by management's desire to create formulas that solve customers' toughest repellency or staining challenges, positive word-of-mouth for this industry pioneer continues to grow.

     The company's proven, high-performance products have earned for their customers, at retail, more than an estimated $3 billion in product sales since 1979.

     For more information, visit the company online at, call (800)743-4185, or email

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