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FireGuard is a Universal Flame Retardant for use on porous materials, such as fabric, (Cotton, polycottons, or synthetics) un-treated wood, paper, cork, carpet or any other absorbent surface. fireguard is Non-Toxic and Non-Allergenic. It has a soft pleasant finish and allows the material to breath. It is odorless and colorless and applied without solvents.

FireGuard meets or exceeds government criteria for a class "A" fire retardant on most materials and is registered as C-180.01  an approved Flame Retardant.     FireGuard has been submitted to and had favorable results with the following tests;

Acute oral Toxicity NFPPA 255 ASTM E-84
Primary dermal Irritation UL 723 NFPA 701
Ca. Title 19 Sec. 1237 ASTM E-648 NFPA 253
NYC Bulletin #44 MVSS 302 FAA 25
UBC 42-1 BFD IX-I FAA 853B

Fire Codes

Fire codes vary throughout the United States however the basic codes are relatively simple when you consider the end use of the material.

Upholstery Applications

Fabric used for upholstery usually must meet the following; NFPA 260A(30 minute cigarette test) MVSS 302(Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) which tests the horizontal burn characteristics of a fabric..  California Bulletin 117 Standard. Fabric is tested at a 45 degree angle.

Vertical Applications

Fabrics draperies, upholstered walls and panels must meet; NFPA 701 Small Scale Test. The fabric is tested vertically and exposed to a source of ignition for 12 seconds. The fabric must self-extinguish in two seconds and the char length is measured. The BFD IX-I, FAA 25.853 Aircraft, and other vertical application tests all are based on the 701 Small Scale Test with variations in procedure, specimen size, and ignition source. Fabric is placed in the vertical plane allowing oxygen to pass along both sides, facilitating ignition and requiring substantial flame resistant properties to pass.