Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap Scaffold Sheeting – Why care?
Plastics containing flame retardants are found in a wide range of products and applications. Generally their use is mandated by building codes or industry specific standards. Most plastics will burn easily if heated to a high enough temperature but flame retardants are added to the product to increase resistance to ignition, reduce flame spread, suppress smoke formation and prevent dripping. The main goal is to delay ignition and burning to allow people to escape and minimise property damage.
It is important that companies who purchase flame retardant scaffold wrap films from suppliers/distributors are able to prove that the wrap they have bought and may be supplying onwards to their own customers is exactly the same specification/formulation as the wrap for which they have been given a flame retardant certificate. If there is a fire, they need to be able to prove to authorities they have taken all reasonable steps to carry out their duty of care obligations.