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A versatile Flame Retardant solution for the fire protection of curtains and other loose hung flammable fabrics, tested to BS 5867 parts 1&2 1980.

Broguard is a ready to use Flame Retardant solution which is suitable for all types of textiles and fabrics, both woven and non-woven.

Broguard is formulated using the latest range of high performance chemicals to produce a solution that provides superior fire protection for fabrics. It can be simply applied by spray or dipping (except velour & velvet) which, when dry, yield a non-crystalline finish.

Broguard is water based and odourless and will not increase the moisture pick-up of fabrics, nor promote the growth of mildew.

Flame Retardant solution for the fire protection of curtains and other loose hung flammable fabrics
How to Apply Broguard Flame Retardant Solution

How to apply Broguard Flame Retardant Solution
All fabrics must be clean and dry. Apply Broguard to a small piece of material to ensure dyes are water-fast and do not water mark or shrink.

By Dipping
Pour Broguard into a large plastic container and dip the material to be treated in the liquid. Leave to soak between 10-15 minutes. Lightly wring by hand or power mangle to remove surplus solution. Dipped fabrics may be pressed with a cool iron after treatment. Do not dip pile textured fabrics.

By Spray
Apply Broguard using a conventional pressurised garden or pneumatic-type sprayer. For best results apply with the spray-head held 200 to 300 millimetres from the fabric to be treated.Where using a garden-type sprayer, use a graduated container to estimate the required application rate to be made. For technical advice or pneumatic spray unit hire/sales contact Bollom Finishing Equipment on (020) 8658 2299.

Velvets, velours and other fine textured fabrics should be sprayed from the reverse side only, and other fabrics from both sides, with sufficient number of spray passes to ensure thorough wetting. It is important to allow between 20-30 minutes between applications to ensure thorough absorption. All spray equipment should be thoroughly cleaned with water after use.

How to Specify Broguard Flame Retardant Solution

Description: Broguard
A water based clear Flame Retardant solution suitable for application to a wide range of man-made and natural fibre fabrics.

Dry Cleaning
Fabrics treated with Broguard will stand up to 12 commercial dry cleaning cycles based on Perchloroethylene.

Washing/Excessive Dampness
The treatment is removed by water washing and its effectiveness will be seriously impaired by excessive exposure to damp.

Health & Safety
Refer to Health and Safety Data Sheet before application of Broguard Flame Retardant solution.
Fire Test & Application Data
Fire Test
Application Data
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Highly effective economical range of water based flame retardant solutions designed to improve safety on a wide range of materials. Tested to British Standards BS476 parts 6&7, BS5867 part 2 1980, BS3119/3120, BS5852 and BS5665.
Flame Retardant Variety of Materials
General Information

We recommend that a small sample is tested before application to main substrate, to check suitability and application rate. Dry and test with match or suitable flame.

Flamebar solutions are supplied ready for use.

In a warm ventilated atmosphere drying will be quicker, but be aware that drying too quickly can cause white marking on surface. A cool iron may be used.

Will withstand dry cleaning solvents but needs re-application after washing or other exposure to water. It is long lasting in dry conditions.

British Standards
Flamebar flame retardants have been tested on a wide variety of materials to British Standard levels as listed on fire certificate data sheet.These include BS5867 part 2 1980 flammability of furnishing standard mainly for fabrics and building regulation standard BS476 part 7 surface spread of flame.These are mainly on wood and allied products.

Flame Retardancy
It is not possible to produce a non ignitable finish on all materials.The level varies, but the most effective treatments are on absorbent materials like cotton and other natural fibres; wood, straw, cardboard and paper products etc. Synthetic materials are more difficult to treat with most plastics being extremely difficult to upgrade this way. Finishes like scotchguard stain proofing present difficulties of penetration. Increased penetration is normally possible by adding wetting agent or raising the temperature of the solution. The purpose is to obtain the best flame retardancy possible with the particular material applying the most suitable flame retardant.This is to make the material more difficult to ignite, to slow any flame spread down to a minimum and prevent smouldering. In this way, in case of fire, it helps along with other measures to provide a time delay for people to evacuate the area safely.

Health and Safety
Flamebar solutions are not harmful when used as directed. Observe normal safety precautions limiting exposure to a minimum by providing ventilation and using gloves, goggles, and mask for extended spraying. Refer to Health and Safety Sheet Before use.

How to Apply

Apply by spraying or dipping.Test samples first for suitability and level of treatment. Check appearance when dry and fire retardancy with a flame. Normally solutions are used as supplied but in certain cases may need to be diluted.Test samples.

Use trigger spray, garden type pump up sprayer or airless spray. Spray uniformly from about 12”-16” on clean, dry material. One treatment may be sufficient but repeat after drying if required. Excess may cause some stiffening.Two light sprayings are preferable to one heavy application. Adopt instructions for application to wood and paper products, boards, wall coverings and foam.Wash all equipment after use with clean water.

Use plastic or stainless steel container.Ascertain concentration required by test. Soak clean material in solution until wet out (1-2 minutes).Wring out evenly, preferably through hand or power wringer leaving in about 75% of the original weight of fabric. Dry, avoiding excess localised heat, a cool iron may be used, do not dip velvet or pile fabrics (Must be sprayed).
Application for ACE 6 Only.
Wet out all foliage in ACE 6 in shallow plastic tray, normally 2 or 3 minutes treatment. Remove and shake off excess solution. Separate and dry naturally with good circulation avoiding excess heat. Spray lightly after drying if required.

Depends on absorbency and thickness of the material but approximations are:

Heavy weight/medium wt. fabric 4-6 square metre per litre
Light weight fabric 7-9 square metre per litre
Wood Products 4-6 square metre per litre
Paper/thin card 10 square metre per litre

Performance: Correctly treated items exhibit good flame retardancy with no smouldering or afterglow, but some items like synthetics which are non absorbent are more difficult to treat.The treatment is long lasting in dry conditions. It withstands dry cleaning but reapply after washing. Good fast colours are normally not affected. Protect mirrors, metals, decorative and polished surfaces.Wash with clean water.

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