Fire Resistant Treatment for Decorative Rope

FabricBack Offers Non-Toxic, Non-Staining FlameGard® Flame Retardant

More and more, interior designers are using decorative rope in their residential and commercial decor. All architectural ropes used in a commercial setting must be flame retardant. Required by most fire marshals, NFPA 701 is the most commonly requested fire test for resistance to flame propagation.

Our flame resistant treatments meet these codes, and we provide a certificate of treatment for every project we do. We have the ability to complete projects fast, meeting the tight deadlines our interior designers are often presented with.

Fire Retardant Treatment Case Study:

FabricBack recently completed two big projects requiring decorative ropes to be treated with our FlameGard® fire retardant. In order to use the natural manila ropes and other synthetic ropes in a commercial setting, they needed to meet the requirements of fire code NFPA 701. The first project was for a large high-end hotel chain, and the second project was for an upscale restaurant chain.

The ropes came to us in large spools from the manufacturers. The sizes of these jute and polyester ropes varied from 3/8 to 3 inches in diameter and weights varied from a few pounds to as much as 90 pounds per spool. Treating the ropes came easy, we have become experts in applying fire treatments to a wide variety of materials. The challenge here was to dry the ropes quickly after the treatment to prevent the growth of mold or mildew, especially on natural fiber ropes like hemp, jute and sisal.

The projects required these architectural ropes to be processed quickly. It’s a good thing we offer RUSH service. Our team finished the project within three days! Our regular processing time is 7-10 days.

FabricBack's FlameGard® fire retardant treatment provides excellent fire and smoke protection throughout the interior of homes and businesses. The non-toxic, non-staining properties of our fire retardant finish makes it a natural for protecting a wide variety of interior furnishings such as upholsteries, fabrics, draperies, and wall coverings.

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