Shield

Flame Retardant

Fire singly is greatest hazard that causes severe damage to life and property on a regular basis everywhere. Poor maintenance, insufficient infrastructure for fire fighting combined with very hot climate, fire is a greater risk in India. Though one has to be prepared to fight fire when it occurs, prevention is always better than cure. This is where

flame retardant

helps us.

What is Shield

Flame Retardant

: A chemical formulation that is sprayed on fabric to be treated. Once treated that fabric does not catch fire for some time and when it does, the flame extinguishes within itself and ‘char length’ does not spread for more than 6”. Thus there is no risk of fire spreading through fabric.

What is the need to flame retard a fabric: Fabrics catch fire quickly and in many places fire has started through furnishing fabrics specially curtains catching fire. Similarly for workers in fire prone factories with big furnaces etc. fire retardant / flame retardant / Flame Proof clothes are a must….and so on.

Manufactured by M/s Fibre Shield Inc., USA, it’s results are classified as Class A fire rating and this two most difficult and widely accepted standards to achieve in flame retardancy in USA.

Flame Shield has been approved by the Government of the City of New York through the Bureau of Standard and Appeals under Colander Number 141-89-SM. ASTM –E-84: This is a complex test that Shield Flame Retardant treated fabric is geared to pass this test. NFPA-701: This is very similar to the requirements of the City of New York and is considered one of, if not the toughest fire codes in USA. Shield Flame Retardant treated fabric is geared to pass this test. 100% nylon also treated with Shield Flame Retardant will pass ASTM-E84.

Shield Flame Retardant can be applied to wood and paper as well to achieve flame retardancy / fire proofing. The treated fabric decomposes under the influence of the flame forming a strong localized ‘char’ with no afterglow or no spread of flame outside the charred area. The Shield Flame Retardant treated fabric does not catch fire and once it does, the flame extinguishes within itself and ‘char length’ does not spread for more than 6”.