Bollom Flamebar S1WA2 is a highly effective, economical water based flame retardant solution designed to improve safety on lightweight natural materials, cotton, muslin, paper, etc.
We recommend that a small sample is tested before application to main substrate, to check suitability and application rate. Dry and test with match or suitable flame.
Bollom Flamebar S1WA2 is supplied ready for use, in a warm ventilated atmosphere drying will be quicker, but be aware that drying too quickly can cause white marking on surface. Bollom Flamebar S1WA2 will withstand dry cleaning solvents but needs re-application after washing or other exposure to water. It is long lasting in dry conditions.
Flamebar flame retardants have been tested on a wide variety of materials to British Standard levels as listed on fire certificate data sheet.These include BS5867 part 2 1980 flammability of furnishing standard mainly for fabrics and building regulation standard BS476 part 7 surface spread of flame.These are mainly on wood and allied products.
It is not possible to produce a non ignitable finish on all materials. The level varies, but the most effective treatments are on absorbent materials like cotton and other natural fibres; wood, straw, cardboard and paper products etc. Synthetic materials are more difficult to treat with most plastics being extremely difficult to upgrade this way. Finishes like scotchguard stain proofing present difficulties of penetration. Increased penetration is normally possible by adding wetting agent or raising the temperature of the solution. The purpose is to obtain the best flame retardancy possible with the particular material applying the most suitable flame retardant.This is to make the material more difficult to ignite, to slow any flame spread down to a minimum and prevent smouldering. In this way, in case of fire, it helps along with other measures to provide a time delay for people to evacuate the area safely.
Performance: Correctly treated items exhibit good flame retardancy with no smouldering or afterglow, but some items like synthetics which are non absorbent are more difficult to treat. Good fast colours are normally not affected. Protect mirrors, metals, decorative and polished surfaces. Wash with clean water.