Navy and NBRI tested flame retardant
Sapphire Flame Retardant is a remarkable SABS and NBRI tested flame retardant product for use on many materials. This locally manufacture product has the stamp of approval of the NBRI and the South African Navy.
It is effective not only on natural fibres (cotton, wool, etc) but also on most synthetic materials (including acetate, acrylic and polyester fibres) and blended fabrics. It imparts excellent flame retardancy to these materials and reduces afterglow to a minimum. It can be applied to fabrics by spraying or by dipping. Fabrics retain their elasticity. It does not crystallise, is of water colour and consistency, is supplied ready to use and does not mark or stain.
Many fire authorities are recommending Sapphire Flame Retardant and are approving fabrics that have been processed with our product. A flame retarding product is not a fireproofing product in that it will not stop material from charring in the vicinity of the flame, or in the case of thermoplastic materials such as nylon, from melting. But the big hazard with fire is the ability of flame to spread quickly on most flammable materials, causing damage over an infinitely wider area. With an efficient flame retarding product such as Sapphire you stop the flame propagating or spreading beyond the area of contact as well as the risk from any dangerous afterglow. Sapphire is adapted to the treatment of natural and synthetic fibre textiles such as curtains, work cloths, bedspreads, work gloves, mattress ticking, rugs, carpets, upholstery, tenting materials, vinyl, etc. It is excellent for flame retarding insulating papers, matchboard, crepe and tissue papers, decoration papers and moulded paper products. The product was developed to positively flame retard almost every flammable material.
Commercially, it is being used by theatres, clubs, cinemas, exhibition halls, schools and many other places of public gathering.In addition to supplying the product, Sapphire Flame Retardants and their applicators countrywide carry out the treatment process.