Bollom Flamebar PE6 Flame Retardant for Fabric has been tested on a wide variety of materials to British Standard levels as listed on fire certificate data sheet.
These include BS5867 part 2 1980 flammability of furnishing standard mainly for fabrics and building regulation standard BS476 part 7 surface spread of flame. These are mainly on wood and allied products.
It is not possible to produce a non ignitable finish on all materials.The level varies, but the most effective treatments are on absorbent materials like cotton and other natural fibres; wood, straw, cardboard and paper products etc. Synthetic materials are more difficult to treat with most plastics being extremely difficult to upgrade this way. Finishes like scotchguard stain proofing present difficulties of penetration. Increased penetration is normally possible by adding wetting agent or raising the temperature of the solution. The purpose is to obtain the best flame retardancy possible with the particular material applying the most suitable flame retardant.This is to make the material more difficult to ignite, to slow any flame spread down to a minimum and prevent smouldering. In this way, in case of fire, it helps along with other measures to provide a time delay for people to evacuate the area safely.
Bollom Flamebar PE6 Flame Retardant for Fabric can be applied easily by spraying the solution evenly onto the the fabric and left to dry. In the event of a fire the formula gets to work protecting the material from smouldering and reducing flame spread, allowing for extra time to escape in the event of a fire.
Surface and Environment
Bollom Flamebar PE6 Flame Retardant for Fabric has been designed for Natural Fabrics & Materials; cotton, linen, muslin, rayon, wool, silk, feathers and leather. Synthetic Fabrics; polyester, nylon, acrylics, dralon, suede, Polly cotton, silk & artificial silk (rayon) flowers, carpets, wall coverings, curtains, foam, stage curtains, drapes and scenery. Dried Natural; flowers & plants, dried grasses and dried leaves.
- Depends on absorbency and thickness of the material but approximations are:
- Heavy weight/medium wt. fabric 4-6 square metre per litre.
- Light weight fabric 7-9 square metre per litre.
- Wood Products 4-6 square metre per litre.
- Paper/thin card 10 square metre per litre.