With the world growing more industrialized, security has become a major concern. All items and equipment should have flame-retardant properties to ensure the protection of people and property. This is why the number of fire safety precautions increases every day. Many fire preventative measures have been developed, such as smoke and temperature detectors, pulverized water spray systems and early warning systems. In addition to those systems, flame-retardant materials also contribute to the safety of the environment.
The first patent for flame retardants dates back almost 400 years. Some of the earliest examples of flame-retardant fabrics include the canvas used in Persian theaters (1638) and a piece of “incombustible cloth” mentioned in a report on Oxford (1684). Today, many R&D projects have been developed to make each and every product flame retardant, not just clothes and theater curtains.