The difference in our retardant is that it is no toxic and non allergenic. this means it is friendly to both your child and pet. Inspecta shield can treat both natural and synthetic materials. It is visible under long wave ultraviolet light. So that the initial application and any need for reapplication can easily be checked. Inspecta shield is UV stable and has been demonstrated to significantly inhibit sun fading and sun rot. Inspecta shield dries to an invisible durable protective shield with no residue or rings to change the aesthetics of treated items. When dry inspecta shield is non corrosive to metal. Inspecta shield is extremely durable and will not wear off and normally will withstand numerous dry cleaning. However there can be a slight loss of inspecta shield in washing. Reapplication is recommended after washing to maintain flame retardancy.