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Fire Retardant Sprays and Saturants

A fire retardant spray is typically a saturant, meaning that you spray it on wood, fabric, paper or some other absorbent material. The chemical soaks in and bonds with the fibers, making them fire retardant.

One of the most common uses for saturants is to treat fabrics in public spaces, like schools, nursing homes, day care centers, hospitals, restaurants and retail stores. Also included are special events like trade shows, theaters, festivals and concerts. Items typically treated include curtains and drapes, hay bales, trade show banners, plywood dividers, carpets (including carpets on walls), decorations, wall hangings and more.

Fire retardancy for saturants is measured in two key areas, flame spread and smoke development. A Class A retardant for wood, according to ASTM E84 standards, has a flame spread of less than 25, and a smoke developed value of less than 450. For fabric, the standard is NFPA 701, using a simple test to measure flame spread on a 12 inch strip of treated fabric.

There isn't any product out there that is actually 'fire proof,' because anything will burn if it gets hot enough. Flame retardants are designed to substantially slow the spread of flame and give people a chance to react and get out of the building.

The primary job of fire marshals is to ensure that public spaces and events meet the fire codes for their municipality. The most common of these codes are ASTM E84 and NFPA 701, but there are dozens of other codes for specific applications, including steel, drywall and foam insulation, among others.

Here are our most popular flame retardant spray offerings, but we have a few others for special applications (just call if you don't see what you need to pass code):






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RDR Technologies, LLC
835 SE 30th, Suite C
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
P: (405) 306-3062


About RDR

RDR Technologies specializes in fire retardants, fire suppressants, and several other specialty chemicals. In addition to making our own formulas, we offer many best-in-class products from other manufacturers as well. We have available several other fire retardants that are not listed here. If you have a need for a special type of fire retardant, or you are not sure which product you need to meet code, feel free to call Doug at 405-306-3062, and we will do our best to get you the correct product.