Fire-retardant chemical

Fire-retardant chemical

Chemicals used to reduce flammability or retard the spread of flames.

fire-retardant chemical

1. A chemical or chemical preparation used to reduce flammability or to retard the spread of flame.
2. A chemical which, when added to a combustible material, delays ignition and combustion of the chemically treated material when it is exposed to fire.
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Three different fire-retardant chemical formulations were used in treatments: a mixture of BX and BA ([Na.
Firefighters bombarded the flames from the air with water scooped from lakes and with sticky fire-retardant chemical goo.
Sunday, and a 28-year-old male, a civilian employee, suffered first-degree burns and possible inhalation burns in a fire-retardant chemical fire.
However, 160 and 180 [degrees]C drying temperatures significantly affected values of the fire-retardant chemical treated specimens (Table 3).
The various fire-retardant systems were found to reduce plate shear properties for plywood more than flexural shear properties depending on the fire-retardant chemical and its chemical loading level.
The fire-retardant chemical studied consisted of high purity GUP, boric acid (B), and a minor amount of additives.
Another type of fire-retardant chemical, which emerged in the 1990s, is melamine, which basically contains nitrogen and its combination with phosphorus.
More than 1,100 firefighters have been assigned to the blaze, backed up by bulldozers, water-dropping helicopters and airplane tankers carrying fire-retardant chemicals.
The resulting deluxe privacy nursing pillows, San Diego Bebe and San Diego Bebe Twin Nursing Pillows, are made of hypoallergenic, non-toxic Eco*Loft, a recyclable material free of fire-retardant chemicals.
In an actual mission, a C-130 equipped with MAFFS is capable of dropping 2,700 gallons of fire-retardant chemicals.
However, this year, thanks to fire-retardant chemicals from Liverpool-based company Proventec, the goat survived and has now been stored in a secret place until December, 2007.
We are concerned about the use of fire-retardant chemicals and encourage manufacturers to minimize their use," said Brian Siger, chief of the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation.