PHOTO & VIDEO
WHY FLAME RETARDANTS ?
Several questions are asked about flame retardants:
- Why Flame retardants ?
- What do they do for the fire safety ?
- Are they useful ?
- Are they sustainable chemicals?
This short video is aimed at providing some answers.
Spread of fire: comparison of room fires between legacy and modern furnishings
Why seconds count, showing the rapid growth and spread of fire in a typical furnished home
(International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF)
Room fire flashovers
(National Citizen Corps, US National Institute of Standards and Technology)
With and without flame retardants: fire safety comparison of two sofas
UK (flame retarded) and Netherlands (not flame retarded, NL with English subtitles), Kassa TV
Comparative burning test of 2 sofas
(UK Fire safety regs compliant and not)
Furniture Without Flame Retardants
(US National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Open Flame Testing For Upholstered Furniture
US National Fire Protection Association 2013
Fire retardant fabric tests & fire safety video
US National Fire Protection Association
Importance of flame retardants in electronics, Michael Roth
BASF, SKZ 2014 (in German)
Burning Questions, EU ENFIRO project
alternative flame retardants
Flame retardants & fire safety
Television sets with (Philips) and without (Thomson) flame retardants – burn test by Berlin fire service