A fire retardant material
is one that is designed to resist burning
and withstand heat
. It is used in the bunker gear
worn by firefighters
to protect them from the flames
in a burning building. Most auto racing
drivers also wear fire-retardant materials in case their car catches fire. Fire-retardant materials are designed to burn slowly, in contrast to fire-resistant
materials, which are designed not to burn at all.
Fire-retardant materials used in buildings
Fire-retardant materials used in clothing
- The Fire Retardant Forum Meeting place for all Flame Retardant related issues; for producers and users of flame retardants.
- www.fireretard.com A European group of research organizations and manufacturers, providing research and information on fire retardants for wood and wood based materials
- www.flamesafeworkwear.com Vertical provider of Rhodia Proban treated garments.