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What is "Flame Resistant" - Definition & Explanation

fabric A fabric whose fiber content or topical finish makes it difficult to ignite and slow to burn.
Fabrics treated with special chemical agents or finishes to make them resistant to burning. Today many fabrics achieve this property by using fibers that have this property built directly into the polymer. A fabric is considered flame resistant if it passes federal specifications for specific end-uses. Flame Retardant- A chemical applied to a fabric, or incorporated into the fiber at the time of production, which significantly reduces a fabric's flammability.
Fabrics treated with special chemical agents or finishes to make them resistant to burning. Today many fabrics achieve this property by using fibers that have this property built directly into the polymer. A fabric is considered flame resistant if it passes federal specifications for specific end-uses.
A term used to describe a fabric that burns very slowly, or has the ability to self-extinguish upon the removal of an external flame.
Refers to a fabric which will burn only when the source of the flame remains lit, and will quickly self extinguish when the source is removed. Standards for flame resistance are generally set according to the end use of the fabric. Flame resistance may be the result of the nature of the fiber or of a chemical finish put on the fabric.
This term used to indicate the quality of a fabric which burns very slowly or has the ability to self extinguish when an external flame is removed.
A term used to describe a fabric that burns very slowly, or has the ability to self-extinguish upon the removal of an external flame. Flame Retardant - A chemical applied to a fabric, or incorporated into the fiber at the time of production, which significantly reduces a fabric's flammability.
The characteristic of a fabric to resist ignition and to self extinguish if ignited.

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