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
|Ca. Title 19 Sec. 1237
|NYC Bulletin #44
Fire codes vary throughout the United States however the basic codes are
relatively simple when you consider the end use of the material.
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.
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.