How Do You Make Paper Flame Retardant?

How Do You Make Paper Flame Retardant?

You have something special you want to protect from the threat of fire. This is party decorations, school projects, or another paper product. Will it catch on fire? In order to answer that, you should know that there's actually quite a bit of science behind fire. A fire itself is the result of a chemical reaction known as combustion. For a fire to occur, the fuel must reach its ignition temperature, and combustion will continue if there is enough fuel, heat and oxygen. These three elements are frequently referred to as the "fire triangle." Even if you didn't know any of that, you probably know one basic fact: fire burns paper. Everyone knows that paper is very flammable. That's why you're so worried!

The Difference Between Flame Retardant and Fireproof

You want to protect your home or commercial building from the threat of fire. You're already on the right track! You will find fire retardant paint, foams, and other products to do this. Before you get too far into shopping, let's discuss the difference between fireproof and fire resistant.

Fire resistance is not the same thing as being unable to catch on fire. Flame resistant or fire resistant materials are designed to prevent the spread of fire and withstand heat. Flame resistant materials should self-extinguish once the source of ignition is removed. These fire retardant materials are chemically treated to be slow burning or self-extinguishing when exposed to an open flame. Given a certain amount of time and heat level, anything will burn eventually- especially paper. What fire resistant products do is give you time. A few minutes can make all the difference between getting everyone out in time and having the fire department arrive or a catastrophe.

Can You Make Paper Flame Retardant?

Is it possible to make paper flame retardant? Yes! In order to really understand how, we need to go back to the fire triangle. To stop a fire, one of the three elements of the fire triangle must be removed. It is important to note here that while this won't make the wood entirely fireproof, it will give it enough resistance to allow you to quickly put out the flames before it spreads and destroys your paper and moves on to the rest of the room.

The main product we recommend for paper is Fire Block Flame Retardant Spray. It is ideal for hanging fabrics and paper in public spaces like schools, nurseries, rec centers, theaters, and more. This means it is a fire retardant spray made specifically to protect your drapes, posters, and other paper decorations.

Order Flame Retardant Products From RDR Technologies

Fire retardant sprays, foams, and paints are available for virtually any surface including wood, fabrics, steel, drywall, plastic, and paper. That's right, you can even make paper fire resistant! We encourage you to browse our website in order to find the exact product or products you're looking for. While we can't make it impossible for a piece of paper to light on fire, our products will drastically improve the amount of time you have to react to the danger of fire. We know you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for on our website. Then, we'll ship it to you!

Oct 29th 2021 RDR Technologies

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