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Fire retardant for Fabric


#1

Deb,

Although there are homemade recipes for creating fire retardant
liquids, the best source(in this day and age of liability) is to look
on the net for Theatrical Supply Companies. Many stage items have to
be sprayed with fire retardant chemicals. It has been awhile since I
looked at these companies, but my recollection was that they were not
very expensive and could be bought in relatively small quantities.
The reason I seached for these companies is that some shows require
that the fabric used for displays or covering tables be treated. I
hope this helps.

Dianne


#2

I would suggest Dharma Trading Company. They deal with silks and
Procion dyes, but do offer a quart size spray bottle of Fire Retardant
Treatment For Fabrics that cover 100 square feet for $14.95. They
also carry larger sizes.You can access them on-line at
www.dharmatrading.com They provide excellant service. 800 542-5227
toll-free U. S. A. and Canada. I am not affiliated with the company in
anyway, other than being a customer of theirs.

Barbara Bequette


#3
   Although there are homemade recipes for creating fire retardant
liquids, the best source(in this day and age of liability) is to
look on the net for Theatrical Supply Companies.  Many stage items
have to be sprayed with fire retardant chemicals.  It has been
awhile since I looked at these companies, but my recollection was
that they were not very expensive and could be bought in relatively
small quantities. The reason I seached for these companies is that
some shows require that the fabric used for displays or covering
tables be treated.  I hope this helps. 

The canister I’m holding now is called Flamort TC. It’s by the
Flamort Co, Inc, 746 Natoma St, San Fransisco, CA 94103; ph: (415)
621-7825. I paid $us15 for a pound, which makes a gallon of solution,
which actually covers a fair amount.

Check your local fire extinguisher sales and service companies for
this or a similar product. That’s where I found this.

Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL
afn03234@afn.org OR @Ron_Charlotte1


#4
       Although there are homemade recipes for creating fire
retardant liquids, the best source(in this day and age of liability)
is to look on the net for Theatrical Supply Companies.  Many stage
items have to be sprayed with fire retardant chemicals.  It has been
awhile since I looked at these companies, but my recollection was
that they were not very expensive and could be bought in relatively
small quantities. The reason I seached for these companies is that
some shows require that the fabric used for displays or covering
tables be treated.  I hope this helps. 

The canister I’m holding now is called Flamort TC. It’s by the
Flamort Co, Inc, 746 Natoma St, San Fransisco, CA 94103; ph: (415)
621-7825. I paid $us15 for a pound, which makes a gallon of solution,
which actually covers a fair amount.

Check your local fire extinguisher sales and service companies for
this or a similar product. That’s where I found this.

Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL
afn03234@afn.org OR @Ron_Charlotte1


#5

In my days on the stage (you have to read this with your best Old
English Thespian voice) we used to dip cloth into a strong alum
solution. This used to get the props and things through the fire
regulations.

The test was weather or not they’d catch light if a match was applied
for a period of one minute to the fabric.

Made everything rather stiff though!

Tony Konrath
Gold and Stone
tony@goldandstone.com
www.goldandstone.com