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Flame retardant-the guardian of safety

Mar 16, 2020

As early as 30 years ago, the Federal Aviation Administration's investigation found that the best way to reduce fire casualties on an aircraft is to extend the escape time. If flame-retardant materials are used in aircraft seats, carpets, luggage compartments, etc., it can not only reduce the incidence of fire, but also provide passengers with a relatively long escape time. At present, the advancement of flame retardant technology has been able to extend the time for people to escape from the fire scene from 2 minutes to 20 minutes. According to the assessment of the European Commission, in the past 10 years, due to the widespread use of flame retardants, the number of fire deaths in Europe has decreased by 20%.

Flame retardant materials experts, professors of Beijing Institute of Technology, and secretary of the China Ordnance Society Flame Retardant Committee said that as a chemical, flame retardants must undergo a rigorous evaluation before being put on the market to ensure their safe use. So far, the risk assessment results of all flame retardants in the EU have shown that the flame retardants used in consumer products will not cause harm to human health, and there is no medical report showing that existing human diseases are related to flame retardants.

In addition, the global supervision of chemicals is becoming more and more strict. The domestic and foreign laws and regulations related to flame retardants are continuously improving. Toxic and harmful flame retardants are being eliminated. Molecular polymeric flame retardants are becoming the future development direction. As a new force in the fire nemesis, they will increasingly shoulder the important task of escorting the safety of life and property.