FX FabricGuard has been tested under the California Title 19 CSFM 1237.1 Test and is registered in California, is NFPA 701 Compliant and Tested under the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302 .
Fire Retardant treated fabric can be laundered or dry-cleaned as recommended by the fabric manufacturer. The flame retardancy of the fabric will dissipate over time, particularly with repeated cleaning. Treated fabrics must be dry-cleaned with a non-liquid cleaning agent. Typically, the flame retardancy of topically treated fabric is certified for one year, though the actual length of time in which the treatment remains effective will vary based on the number of times the treated fabric is dry-cleaned and the environmental conditions in which the treated fabric is used. It is recommended that topically treated fabric be re-tested for flame retardancy on an annual basis, and re-treated after every 4 to 5 cleanings.
Can be used on Drapes / Draperies, Artificial Silk Foliage, Room Separators, Banners, Flags, Wall hangings, Linens, Curtains, Stage / Theater Drapes, Window shades, Hospital Curtains, Crafts, Vertical Blinds, Household Fabrics, Painters Canvas and Insulation.
Fire safety codes have changed all across the United States, more and more convention centers, haunted houses, malls, hospitals, hotels, motels, office buildings, banks, schools, colleges, universities, dorms, jails, prisons, day care centers, theaters, restaurants, bars & clubs, churches or any other building the public passes through or are invited to must be current with the fire safety codes for drapes, curtains, wall decors, banners, silk foliage, flags or any other fabrics displayed, are all regulated by fire safety codes.
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Flammability of fabric can be drastically reduced through the use of FIRE RETARDANTS. Many natural fibers, including cotton, can be topically treated with it reducing the fabric’s flammability to the extent that it becomes non-combustible. During a fire, FX Fabric Guardreacts with the gases and tars generated naturally by the fabric, converting the gases and tars to carbon char, thus extinguishing the flame or fire.
FX Fabric Guard for natural fibers and polyester’s such as: canvas, denim, muslin, cotton and Cotton Blends. Fire Safety Codes are changing, stay current on fire protection of your Curtains, Drapes, Linens, Flags and Banners for trade shows, events, schools, day cares, nursing homes, offices and more.
Fire Retardant Spray for Curtains, Drapes, Banners, Flags, Wall Coverings, Paintings, Tapestries and similar products. NON TOXIC - NON HAZARDOUS - ENVIRONMENT SAFE - RATED ONE OF THE TOP IN THE INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA APPROVED #C-25901
The National Association of State Fire Marshals recommends that all fabrics and textiles be fire resistant by the use of a fire retardant sprays or fire retardant coatings designed for fabrics, although it is not possible to make combustible fabrics and furnishings completely resistant to charring and decomposition when exposed to fire, embers or sparks. The use of a fire retardant coating will give a degree of flame resistance to the fabric that’s treated. In places of public assembly such as theaters, restaurants, hotels, schools, day care centers, churches, nursing homes, bars and other public places textiles and fabrics are commonly regulated by fire safety codes.
The fire triangle or combustion triangle is a simple model for understanding the ingredients necessary for most fires.
The triangle illustrates a fire requires three elements: Heat, Fuel, and an Oxidizing Agent (usually Oxygen). The fire is prevented or extinguished by removing any one of them. A fire naturally occurs when the elements are combined in the right mixture.
Without sufficient heat, a fire cannot begin, and it cannot continue. Heat can be removed by the application of a substance which reduces the amount of heat available to the fire reaction. This is often water, which requires heat for phase change from water to steam. Introducing sufficient quantities and types of powder or gas in the flame reduces the amount of heat available for the fire reaction in the same manner. Scraping embers from a burning structure also removes the heat source. Turning off the electricity in an electrical fire removes the ignition source.
Without fuel, a fire will stop. Fuel can be removed naturally, as where the fire has consumed all the burnable fuel, or manually, by mechanically or chemically removing the fuel from the fire. Fuel separation is an important factor in WILDLAND FIRES suppression, and is the basis for most major tactics, such as Controlled Burns. The fire stops because a lower concentration of fuel vapor in the flame leads to a decrease in energy release and a lower temperature. Removing the fuel thereby decreases the heat.
Without sufficient oxygen, a fire cannot begin, and it cannot continue. With a decreased oxygen concentration, the combustion process slows. In most cases, there is plenty of air left when the fire goes out so this is commonly not a major factor.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), a major class of brominated flame retardants (BFRs), are added to plastics and synthetic fibers in TVs, computers and other plastic-encased electronics, mattresses, upholstered furniture, foam cushions, curtains, and hair dryers, to slow the spread of fire. Maine and others have recently banned two commercial PBDE products known as Penta and Octa, and is considering legislation to replace the most widely used PBDE mix called Deca with safer alternatives.
About 49 million pounds of Deca, or nearly half the world’s production, was added to consumer products in North America in 2001. Deca can make up 10 to 15% of the plastic casing of a television and 18 to 27% of upholstery fabrics by weight. Because PBDEs are not chemically bound to plastics, they leach out of the products over time. For example, older computers and automobiles can release PBDEs into the air. When Deca leaches out of products, it is converted by sunlight into more toxic forms.
The alarm on PBDEs was sounded in 1998 when Swedish scientists first determined that these chemicals were increasing rapidly in human breast milk. (Breastfeeding is still best – see Box.) Today, PBDEs are being found virtually everywhere scientists look—in indoor air and household dust, in food, breast milk and umbilical cord blood. Children and adults in the United States have 10 to 40 times more PBDEs in their bodies than people living in Europe or Japan, because the U.S. is the largest consumer of PBDE flame retardants in the world.
ALL FRCT’S PRODUCTS ARE FREE OF PBDE’S, BFR’S, CHLORINE AND ARE NON HALOGNATED