Flame Retardant Treatments for Timber – An Overview

Flame Retardant Treatments
Flame Retardant Treatments

Flame Retardant Treatments for Timber – An Overview

Date Published

19 January 2023

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TDUK
Flame Retardant Treatments

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Summary

Flame Retardant (FR) chemical treatments for timber work by reducing its ignitability, slowing down the surface spread of flame and, as a result, reducing the heat released. This allows more time for escape in a fire situation.

These effects can improve the material’s ‘reaction to fire’ classification significantly.