Fireproof fabrics, also commonly known as flame retardant fabrics, are a more refractory fabric than other fabrics. Fireproof fabrics are tolerated by the chemical treatment of their fibers or by their specially made fire resistant fibers.
It is important to note that neither “fire” nor “flame retardant” is “fireproof”. Although these fabrics may burn at a slower rate than other fabrics, they are still likely to burn. In addition, if they are exposed to fire and high temperatures for a long time, they are likely to be damaged. The purpose of these fabrics is to reduce the spread of fire rather than to protect the fabric itself.
Natural fibers can be used to make fire resistant fabrics. For example, cotton can be treated with chemicals that reduce its flammability. Chemicals that are applied topically to reduce the flammability of the fabric will react with the tar and gases naturally produced by the fabric. When chemicals react with these tars and gases, the fabric burns rather than burns.
Different flame retardant fabrics have different levels of durability when exposed to heat and flame. Generally, refractory fabrics made under such conditions are more durable than natural fibers that are only treated with chemicals to make them refractory. For example, polyester can be made such that the fire resistance properties are built into the structure of the fiber itself.
One of the reasons that the manufactured refractory fabric is considered to be more effective in flame retarding the flame than the partially treated fabric may lose the ability to withstand fire for a period of time. This is especially true for fabrics that are often washed.
One of the most common uses of fire resistant fabrics is the suit worn by firefighters. These kits are typically made from the most durable refractory fabrics, including tip fabrics with a fibrous molecular structure that is fire resistant. These fabrics are not only resistant to fire but also they are not thinned and thinned when exposed to high temperatures and flames. In addition, it is important that these fabrics conduct heat as little as possible to protect firefighters from high temperature fires.