People are more and more concerned about the safety of the products they choose to buy and use in their daily life or business projects. There are many options to protect belongings and buildings when selecting a product, such as Flame-Resistant & Flame-Retardant, Fire-Resistant & Fire-Retardant. We can Flame and fire interchangeably. The terms Flame Resistant and Fire Retardant are both commonly referred to as FR). But Resistant and Retardant describe two different product features.
In this article, we will guide you to make clear the main differences between fire-retardant and fire-resistant.
The main difference between fire-retardant materials and fire-resistant materials is how the material melts when exposed to fire and how long the material self-extinguishes.
Resistant is recognized as a material that is inherently resistant to catching fire (self-extinguishing) and does not melt or drip when exposed directly to extreme heat. When they catch fire if exposed directly to a flame, Flame-resistant materials are not likely to catch fire just from being near the fire. In the meantime, a fire-resistant material catch fire, it will have a hard time staying lit. These materials will choke the fire, causing it to extinguish.
Retardant is defined as a material that has been chemically treated to self-extinguish. The treated material can self-extinguish and does not melt or drip, therefore, cause less damage to humans. In a word, fire-retardant materials have been chemically treated to slow ignition, burning, or actually self-extinguish when exposed to an open flame. Original material needs chemically treated to retard the spread of flame.
PVC foam board and WPC foam board are water-proof, fire-resistant, recyclable and lightweight expanded PVC foam material, and suitable for indoor and outdoor application.
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|Name||HS CODE||Features||Fire Grade||Eco-friendly|
|PVC Foam Board||392112||Fire Resistant||B2(E)||Recyclable|
|WPC foam Board||392112||Fire Resistant||B1||Recyclable|