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fire retardant

Public health A chemical used to resist combustion, which may contain polybrominated biphenyls and antimony oxide

fire

naked flame.

fire ant
Solenopsis invicta; bites can cause severe conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
fire brand
see brand.
fire engine practice
see fire engine practice.
fire fish
members of the fish family Scorpaenidae, or scorpion fish which cause intense skin irritation.
fire injury
fire retardant
chemicals used to proof timber or fabric against fire. Many of these agents are poisonous. The best known are polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls.
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However, if the covered wood is exposed to the fire for a long period of time, the fire-retardant layer is eventually destroyed along with its protective function.
Serta is the only national bedding manufacturer offering fire-retardant bedding at present, but virtually every other bedding manufacturer has a line at some stage of development.
Without any legislation in place to force mandatory installation of fire-retardant materials, he warned that 100 high-rises now under construction in the UAE may also be enclosed with gleaming composite panels that do not meet international fire-safety codes.
Fire performance materials in Japan are classified into three categories: noncombustible material, quasi-noncombustible material, and fire-retardant material.
The technical challenge in making fire-retardant polymers is to reduce flammability while retaining the properties that make plastics appealing.
The fire-retardant mechanism relies upon the formation during burning of phosphorus acids, which act as dehydrating agents for the polyhydric material.
Company's Firebrake ZB is a fire-retardant synergist that reportedly can be used as a low-cost replacement or extender for antimony oxide in systems containing halogen.
I have some government agencies that buy it, and cruise ships and airlines, people who must have a fire-retardant blanket,'' Leibowitz said of American Woolen's microdenier fleece throw.
Company's Firebrake ZB (registered) is a fire-retardant synergist that reportedly can be used as a low-cost replacement or extender for antimony oxide in systems containing halogen.