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How much do you know about flame retardant and fire protection


Fires occur frequently in daily life. On average, large and small fires in China will cause economic losses of more than 500 million yuan to the society every year. What is more worthy of attention is the huge disaster and pain brought to the fire victims, so it is very important that the materials we come into contact with in life have fire-resistant and flame-retardant functions. Therefore, with the development of flame retardant technology, a lot of flame retardant materials have been produced. For their specification eligibility, environmental protection, and usability, there are corresponding flame retardant test standards internationally and in various countries.


1. About flame retardant materials

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Flame retardant, according to the literal understanding, is to prevent burning or ease the spread of burning.


Flame retardant material is a kind of protective material, which can inhibit or delay combustion and is not easy to burn itself. There are solid materials such as cement, steel, and glass. There are liquids, also referred to as flame retardants. If the flame retardant is coated on the surface of various materials such as the fire wall, it can ensure that it will not be burned in the event of a fire, and it will not aggravate and expand the burning range.


The products of flame retardant materials can be mainly divided into seven categories: flame retardant fabrics, flame retardant chemical fibers, flame retardant plastics, flame retardant rubber, fire retardant coatings, flame retardant wood materials, flame retardant paper, and inorganic non-combustible filling materials. These products are widely used in clothing, petroleum, chemical industry, metallurgy, shipbuilding, fire protection, national defense and other fields.


In order to meet people's needs for fire safety, it can provide sufficient protection for people in a specific environment. In order to avoid the hazards of fire, smoke inhalation, and harmful substances released by combustion, most materials in life need to be tested for flame retardancy.


1. What are the international flame retardant standards and the flame retardant standards of various countries?

The standards involved in China's flame retardant test:

GB 8624, GB 20285, GB 20286, GB 8627, GB 8626

The standards involved in the US flame retardant test:

NFPA 130, ASTM E 162, ASTM E 662, ASTM E 84, BSS 7239, UL 94, ASTM E 648

ASTM C 1166, ASTM D 3675

The standards involved in the German flame retardant test:

DIN 5510-2, DIN 54837, DIN 53438

The standards involved in the British flame retardant test:

BS 6853, BS 476-6, BS 476-7, BS 476-20, BS 6853 Annex D, BS 6853 Annex B

The standards involved in the French flame retardant test:

NF F16-101, NF P92-501, NF P92-503, NF P92-504, NF P92-505

The standards involved in the international flame retardant test:

ISO 9239, ISO 4589-2, ISO 5659-2, ISO 11925-2, ISO 5658, ISO 1716

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