Flame retardants provide consumers with a critical layer of fire protection and are vital to reducing the risks associated with otherwise combustible materials and fire.

Robust fire safety codes and product safety standards can dramatically affect overall fire conditions, including ignition development, smoke generation, escape time, and time available for emergency personnel to respond.1Source: Blais, Matthew S., Karen Carpenter, and Kyle Fernandez. “Comparative Room Burn Study of Furnished Rooms from the United Kingdom, France and the United States.” Fire Technology (2019): 1-26.

Today, flame retardants are used in four major product categories: