What are flame retardants?
Flame retardants are a key component in reducing the devastating impact of fires on people, property and the environment.
They are added to treat potentially flammable materials, including textiles and plastics.
Flame retardant plastics are essential to devices we use every day, providing a valuable tool in fire prevention.
The term “flame retardant” refers to a function, not a family of chemicals. A variety of different chemicals, with different properties and structures, act as flame retardants and these chemicals are often combined for effectiveness.