List of fire-retardant materials

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A fire resistant material is one that is designed to resist burning and withstand heat. It is used in the bunker gear worn by firefighters to protect them from the flames of a burning building. Most auto racing drivers also wear fire-retardant materials in case their car catches fire. Fire-retardant materials are designed to burn slowly, different from fire-resistant materials, which are designed to never burn.

Fire-retardant materials used in buildings[edit]

Fire-retardant materials used in clothing[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • A European group of research organizations and manufacturers, providing research and information on fire retardants for wood and wood based materials
  • European Flame Retardants Association EFRA brings together and represents the leading organisations which manufacture, market or use flame retardants in Europe.