RUCO®-FLAM

The reliable flameproofing brand by RUDOLF

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22/2013 - 2013

We do research for your safety - Product outline

Due to their large surface area and exposed position, textiles normally burn very easily. In the past few decades the use of flammable textiles has further increased in all areas of life. The overall economic damage caused by fire is considerable and, in Europe, estimated to ca. €25 billion annually. An important instrument for avoiding fire is - apart from numerous fire protection measures - the flame-retardant finish of textiles. 

The Rudolf product range can be classified in 3 groups:

  • Non-permanent flame retardants (®RUCO-FLAM N)
  • The flame retardant deposits on the fibre. We can offer a suitable product for all fibre types. The products of this range are not resistant to soaking or washing, but some are resistant to dry cleaning.
  • Semi-permanent flame retardants (®RUCO-FLAM S)
    Due to the low solubility of the components applied, the products are resistant to soaking. This is mainly required by the furniture industry and carried out according to the so-called soaking test BS 5651. The specimen is placed for 30 min in a 40°C-warm water bath, without any mechanical stress, however.
  • Permanent flame retardants (®RUCO-FLAM P)
    With cellulosic fibres, the flame retardant forms a chemical bond with the fibres‘ reactive groups, which is a complicated process and described in detail in a separate Rudolf-Info (see RI 23/13). The PES and PA fibres are thermally opened after the application of the flame retardant so that it can deposit.This is the so-called thermosol process. The flame-retardant effects obtained are highly wash-resistant on cellulosic, PES and PA fibres.
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