Whether you're a business manager worried about your staff's uniforms, an interior decorator concerned with drapes, or a homeowner who wants to be as protected as possible, you have one thing on your mind: fire. You know that fabric is extremely flammable. Thankfully, there is something you can do about it. With the right products, you can almost make cloth fireproof.
Fireproof vs. Fire Resistant
It's important to note before we go any further that fireproof is not the same as fire resistant or fire retardant. Cloth will always be able to catch on fire eventually. Flame resistant or fire resistant materials are designed to prevent the spread of fire and withstand heat, meaning they can 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. A fire resistant product is able to be applied to your cloth and give you time. A few minutes can make all the difference between everyone leaving the building and having the fire department arrive to put out the flames or a major catastrophe.
How to Make Cloth Fireproof
It's actually very easy to make cloth fireproof….or almost fireproof at least. We have an entire section on our website dedicated to sprays that make fabric fire retardant. One you'll certainly want to look into is BanFire Fire Retardant Spray for Fabric. It was made specifically for drapes, curtains, and other hanging fabrics and decorations. Some types of cloth have more plastic woven in than others. For a speciality fabric like this, you'll want BanFire Poly Retardant for Sheer & Specialty Fabrics. This is a clear, non-toxic flame retardant for sheers, organza and other specialty fabrics that have a higher plastic content.
Order Flame Retardant Products From RDR Technologies
According to FEMA, “An estimated 6,500 single to twin-family residential buildings basement fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year and caused an estimated 65 deaths, 400 injuries and $278 million in property loss.” A focus on fire retardant products can drastically reduce all of those stats. When you think of it as literally the difference between life and death, it is obvious that this purchase is worth it.
We know you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for on our website. Fire retardant sprays, foams, and paints are available for virtually any surface including wood, fabrics, steel, drywall, plastic, and paper. Whatever you're looking for, we have it. We encourage you to browse our website in order to find the exact product or products you're looking for. Our products made specifically for fabrics will drastically improve the amount of time you have to react to the danger of fire. Don't take any chances with your cloth!