What is a Fire Retardant?

A fire retardant is classified as any substance that is used to either stop the spread of fire or to reduce the overall intensity of the level of fire. A fire retardant spray accomplishes this goal through either a chemical or physical reaction. The idea behind using chemical retardants is to allow fire fighters the opportunity to gain traction to stop an advancing fire.

Fire Retardant spray available at National Fire Supply

The chemicals have been in use since the late 1970’s in order to decrease the number of materials that are able to ignite and catch fire. Items such as fabric, wood and paper are generally not considered as retardant.

As mentioned previously, a fire retardant is a chemical or physical substance that is used by firefighters to slow or stop the spread of fire or reduce its intensity. Fire retardants work by chemical reactions that reduce the flammability of fuels or delay their combustion.

When a fire loses intensity, firefighters are able to strategize the best attack to extinguish a fire. Fire retardants are also available in the form of fire retardant coatings or a fire retardant spray to be applied to an object that is at a highest risk of catching fire.

Fire Retardant Spray Usesfire retardant spray approved by fire marshall

Often in school districts, teachers use curtains to cover classroom windows. Due to fire prevention regulations, the fabric must be fire retardant. Fire Marshall’s often approve fabric materials if a proper fire retardant is used on the fabrics, wood or paper that is used in the classroom applications.

We offer a fire retardant spray for multiple porous materials. Laboratory tested on interior wood, exterior wood, and fabric. Our fire retardant spray is tested according to NFPA, ASTM, and UL testing standards.

National Fireproofing Supply is the best choice for fire retardant spray and fireproofing materials. All fire retardant products we offer are non-toxic and non-hazardous.

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