WHAT IS FIRE RETARDENT (FR)?
A substance that reduces flammability of fuels or delays their combustion, at Tokyo Fabrics we use a quality grade chemical application, applied using robust German machinery, right here in our UK factory – ensuring we can carry out regular periodic quality checks.
IS FR A LEGAL REQUIREMENT?
It is a legal requirement in the uk.
WHAT IS FR DUE DILIGENCE?
Whereby a manufacturer exercises reasonable steps to avoid committing an offence, for example applying the minimum amount of FR chemical to ensure the legally compliant retardant burn times are adhered to.
WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF POOR FR?
Whilst producing inferior fabric lends itself to quality control issues, FR lends itself to being a legal requirement, poor FR application can cause damage to surrounding fixtures & furniture, or worse can put actual lives at risk.