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fire retardant

[¦fīr ri′tärd·ənt]
(materials)
A chemical used as a coating for or a component of a combustible material to reduce or eliminate a tendency to burn; used with textiles, plastics, rubbers, paints, and other materials. Also known as fireproofing compound.
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Sharjah Municipality is holding negotiations with Civil Defence and the Department of Town Planning on imposing new mechanisms that will enforce further responsibility on contractors and hold them liable if they install non fire-retardant materials while the certificates claim otherwise.
The company started making fire-retardant mattresses last year under its Safe Dreams label using VersaShield, a fire-protectant barrier from Elk Technologies.
An interesting note: When lists of fire-retardant plants were first drawn up in the 1990s, we had experienced several consecutive years of drought.
A 40-storey building could cost Dh500,000 [to replace bad tiles with proper fire-retardant panels].
In Japan, the Building Standard Law determines the fire-retardant performance necessary for building materials.
Because of the heightened dangers of fire in an enclosed cabin surrounded by jet fuel, much fire-retardant research has focused on materials for the seats, walls, and carpets in airliners.
Firebrake ZB is a fire-retardant synergist that reportedly can be used as a low-cost replacement or extender for antimony oxide in systems containing halogen.
Intumescence is characterized by the ability of a fire-retardant system to form a carbonaceous polymeric structure that inhibits burning by reducing the volatile emissions and insulating the substrate.
International Barrier Technology (Barrier) produces and markets Pyrotite, a proprietary chemical formulation that has fire-retardant properties.
3) The Forest Services mixes fire-retardant chemicals and fertilizer in a portable tank, for use in its firefighting C-130s.
Company offers a wide selection of alumina trihydrate fire-retardant and smoke-suppressant fillers.