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 it when it occurs, prevention is always better than cure. This is where flame retardant helps us.

What is Flame Retardant : A chemical formulation that is sprayed on fabric to be treated. Once treated that fabric becomes flame proof, 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 clothes are a must….and so on.

What about the quality of the product: Manufactured by M/s Fibre Shield Inc., USA, one of the best companies dealing in such products that are sold and compare with the best all over the globe, it’s results are classified as Class A fire rating and this holds certification from California State Fire Marshal and City of New York, Bureau of Standard and Appeals, two most difficult and widely accepted standards to achieve in fire retardancy in USA.

Any adverse affect on fabric or person who does the treatment: none.

Certificates:


New York City: 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 Flameshield 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. Flameshield treated fabric is geared to pass this test.
(100% nylon treated with Flameshield will pass ASTM-E84 test and not NFPA-701.)

All above tests are class A.


Note:
  1. Flameshield can be applied to wood and paper as well to achieve flame retardancy / passive protection against flame proofing.
  2. 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 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”.
Duration of flame resistance

Fire time – one hour
For Heat upto – 1000 degree centigrade