FLAME RETARDANT (FR) TREATMENT
Flame retardant is a liquid substance applied to the surface of a fabric to prevent or reduce flammability by providing increased resistance to ignition and delay the spread of fire. This allows more time in the early phase to either extinguish or escape the fire. However all fabrics will burn, the treated material will resist flames considerably well compared to non-treated fabrics.
We use a clear, odourless, water based flame retardant solution on the face of the fabric which bonds the non-toxic coating into the textile fibres forming a protective shield to prevent rapid spread of flames.
Our treatment can be used on a range of interior furnishings and most materials as it does not change the fabrics original handle, texture or colour. Any treated fabrics can be dry cleaned only due to the water soluble nature of chemicals.
Do I need to get my fabric fire treated?
Face fabrics must comply with British Fire Regulations if you are using in a commercial setting. We suggest treating the face of the fabric first before lamination with our Fire Retardant treatment which acts as a fire barrier to minimise the flame spread.
We highly recommend you send a fabric sample once processed with the service(s) required to a verified fire testing laboratory to test and receive certification of compliance. However you must check with the lab for requirements of fabric quantity needed to carry out testing of your finished fabric.
Where do you need this?
Fabrics must meet British flammability standards for commercial applications such as:
What types of fabric can be treated?
All natural compositions such as silk, cotton, linen and wool once treated produce better results due to the absorbency, therefore meeting flammability standards.
Treating synthetic fibres can be more challenging as they are non-absorbent such as acetates, acrylic and nylons. We recommend that a blend of natural and synthetic fibres with a higher percentage of natural fibre would be much more effective to meet standards.
However the suitability of each fabric composition would all be subjected to evaluation and sample approval first as we can treat polyester and rayon fibres.
Fire protection to prevent rapid spread of flames
Meets BS5852 Pt2 & 14 - BS5867 Pt 2 - BS476 Pt7 Class 1
Seals each individual fibre of the materials
Suitable for synthetic and natural fabrics
Odourless, Invisible and non-toxic
Retains original quality of your fabric
Lasts longer than untreated materials
Materials can be safely dry cleaned
Service Code: ACU/FR
Fire Classification: BS5852 Pt2 & 14 - BS5867 Pt 2 - BS476 Pt7 Class 1
Fire Test Performance
Tested to BS5852 Parts 2 & 14 (1982) Cribs, Class 0/1, BS4790 (1987), BS5665 (1989), BS5852 (1990), BS5867 Part 2 (1980), EN597-1 (1995), BS5438 (1988), BS7175 (1989), BS6807 (1989), BS7177 (1989), BS6809 (1989), EN71 (1988 & 1994) and BS5865 (1989).
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