Monthly Archives: March 2014

NOMEX: Flame Retardant Materials Focus Part 2

          Nomex is a synthetic aromatic polyamide polymer manufactured both as a textile and in sheet form. It was first developed in the early 1960s by the DuPont chemical company as material to make fireproof suits … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dangerous Fires (And How To Deal With Them)

Commercial fires cost the UK economy more than £2 billion per year – a staggering sum that has led to parliamentary calls urging British business to invest further in fire protection. Depending upon your workplace, there are many factors to … Continue reading

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Proban: Flame Retardant Material Focus Part 1

What is it? Developed in the 1950s, Proban is a flame retardant chemical treatment that is applied in bulk to woven and knitted cotton or cotton blend fabrics at the finishing stage. Proban can be used not only for industrial, … Continue reading

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Fire Retardant Material – A History

As we discovered in the our ‘Anatomy of Fire’ posts, human beings have long been fascinated with fire and have used it to shape the world around us. The more we tried to harness its power however, the more dangerous … Continue reading

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