List of fire-retardant materials

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Fire-retardant materials should not be confused with fire-resistant materials. A fire resistant material is one that is designed to resist burning and withstand heat, however, fire-retardant materials are designed to burn slowly. An example of a fire-resistant material is one which is used in bunker gear worn by firefighters to protect them from the flames of a burning building. In the United Kingdom, after two significant construction fires which resulted in a combined loss of £150 million, The Joint Code of Practice was introduced by the national fire safety organisation, FPA,[1] to prevent fires on buildings undergoing construction work. The Joint Code of Practice provides advice on how to prevent fires such as the use of flame-retardant temporary protection materials such as some high quality floor protectors which are designed to burn slowly and prevent the spread of fires.

Fire-retardant materials used in buildings[edit]

Fire-retardant materials used in textiles[edit]

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  1. ^ "The Joint Code of Practice". FPA. Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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