Fire Resistant / Retardant
FIREFIGHTER is made from 100% fire resistant Aramid, contains NOMEX® branded fibres from Du Pont® and complies with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The thread is designed not only to resist ignition, but also to prevent flames from spreading, as well as to self-extinguish once the source of the fire is removed.
‘Flame resistant’ describes a material inherently resistant to catching fire when exposed to a flame; it does not melt or drip and will self-extinguish without the heat source, therefore preventing fire from spreading, this is Fire Fighter.
POLYNEON FR - In contrast a ‘flame retardant’ thread refers to a material that has been chemically treated to self-extinguish.
Please always make sure to select the right thread according to your customer’s requirements and the applicable laws and regulations.
Please note, whilst we try at all times to hold a high level of stock, a very specialist thread such as PolyNeon FR & Fire Fighter is not always kept in stock. Please be aware of this and that there may well be a lead time of up to 10 working days.