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Flame Retardancy Standards & Codes

When choosing fabric for drapes, curtain and backdrops, it is important to consider safety and financial issues such as:

  • What is the fabric's primary use and where will it be used
  • What sort wear and tear can be expected
  • How long you will be using it for
  • What budget do you have for its care and maintenance
  • What standards and codes you have to adhere to.

Some information is provided below about what various flame retardancy standards and what flammability codes indicate. However, if you need any advice about what fabric choices to make, please call us on 03 327 0975 during normal working hours or contact us online.

Inspecta-Shield™

The Fire-Shield Division of John Herber Ltd offers advice and consultancy regarding fire-retardant sprays and treatments, which prolong the life of drapes and curtains. A service is offered for treatment either in-house (suitable for most clients) or at the John Herber Ltd site. (The Inspecta-Shield™ product has an AS1530 pt2 and pt3 certification on draperies).

Inspecta-Shield™

Flame Retardant Sprays & Service Enquiries

For protective sprays, consultation and application services, call us on 0800 No Flame We offer advice on every project to get it done right

Flame-Retardancy Standards

  • M1: French - These fabrics have been tested to conform to French Fire Regulations.
  • B1: (DIN4102) German - These fabrics have been tested to conform to German Fire Regulations.
  • BS 5867 Part 2 B - This is the British Standard for flame-retardant fabrics for use in curtains and drapes.
  • NFPA 701 - This is the U.S Standard for flame-retardant fabrics for use in curtains and drapes.
  • AS 1530 Part 2 - This is the Australian & NZ Standard for flame-retardant fabrics for use in curtains and drapes.

Flammability Codes

  • NDFR - Non Durably Flame-Retardant - These fabrics are chemically treated with a water solution and if wetted in any way should be retreated to meet flammability requirements.
  • DFR - Durably Flame-Retardant - These fabrics are chemically treated to withstand a number of cleanings.
  • IFR - Inherently Flame-Retardant - These fabrics are woven from fibres that have high flame retardancy, and in some cases an additional chemical treatment is added as an extra safeguard.
  • Not FR - Not Flame-Retardant - These fabrics have not had any flame-retardant treatment.
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