FR GUIDE

All Afabric Agenda flame retardant fabrics pass NFPA 701 small scale requirements.  Many also meet CSFM Title 19 and ASTM E84.  We recommend that you check with your local Fire Marshall for your specific requirements. Flame certificates are available upon request when purchasing flame retardant fabrics from Afabric Agenda.  

FLAME RETARDANT (FR)

Fabric has been treated with a non-permanent, registered, FR chemical at the Mill by a certified applicator. This is a topical treatment, usually water soluble, and has limited service life. 100% FR cotton fabrics cannot stand up to high humidity, or washing. Flameproofed polyester fabrics have greater durability and longevity, but in many cases still require subsequent re-treatment.

All flameproofed fabrics should be periodically retested and re-flameproofed as required to maintain their FR certification. The typical timeframe is 1-3 years depending upon method and chemicals used in flameproofing, along with environmental, maintenance, and after-processing considerations.

INHERENTLY FLAME RETARDANT (IFR)

 IFR fabrics have been defined as fabrics constructed with yarns manufactured with FR additives. This process imparts Permanent Flame Retardant properties to a fabric over its service life.

NON FLAME RETARDANT (NFR)

Fabric that is not treated for flame retardancy.  However, these fabrics CAN BE treated to make flame retardant.

CANNOT BE FLAMEPROOFED (CNFP)

Fabric cannot be flameproofed with any treatment methodology without compromising the structural integrity, fabric hand, or visual aesthetic