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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

Fire Retardant Spraying for Flags and Banners

Updated: Dec 17, 2023


What are the Fire Regulations for Flags and Banners?


Stadiums and large venues must use flags and banners that meet the fire-retardancy standards outlined in BS 5867 Part 2 Type B and BS5852 Part 1. Fire retardant properties can either be acquired when purchasing the flags and banners, or can be applied after purchase through fire-retardant spraying.


It is regrettable that some fire retardant flags or banners, which have been purchased as fire treated, fail to pass the tests conducted by the venue because they have been incorrectly manufactured.



Can Flags and Banners Be Made Fire-Resistant?


Flags and banners can be made fire-resistant by spraying them with a specially prepared fire retardant. A polyester flag will require a different fire retardant from a cotton one. The thickness of the material is also assessed. Let's look at a recent project as an example of the process.



Wembley NFL Game: A Case Study


Event 360 contacted us only 2 weeks before an NFL game at Wembley Stadium, which needed 85,000 flags to be made fire retardant to BS5867 Part 2 Type B.



Fire Retardant Testing


We were able to return a treated flag in the post to Wembley the same day it was received. Impressed with the results of our specialist product for synthetic fibres, Wembley gave their approval for treatment.


In the video below, the contrast between untreated and treated fabric is demonstrated. The untreated part of the flag catches fire and begins to drip, but when it reaches the treated area, the flame is extinguished and the dripping ceases.




Fire Retardant Treatment for Flags and Banners


Event 360 supplied a team to treat 85,000 flags and Wembley Stadium provided the space for the process. The flags were sprayed in 10 hour shifts over the course of four days until the task was completed.




BS5867 Part 2 Type Certification for Flags and Banners


After all the flags had gone through the necessary processing, a BS5867 Part 2 Type B treatment certificate was issued and the flags were ready to be used for the event.




How Do I Get My Flags or Banners Made Fire Retardant?


For more information on how to make your flags and banners fire retardant, ensuring the safety and compliance of your venue, feel free to get in touch with us. Our team of experienced professionals is here to provide expert advice, guidance, and personalized quotes based on your specific needs.

  1. Call us at 07970 522475 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members, who can answer any questions you have and guide you through the process.

  2. Email us at adam@fire-proofing.co.uk for inquiries or to request a quote.

  3. Visit our website at https://www.fire-proofing.co.uk to learn more about our fire retardant spraying services and how we can help protect your flags and banners.

Get Your Quote:

For a tailored quote, please fill out the "Get Your Quote" form on our website, and provide the necessary details about the flags or banners you need treated. We'll get back to you with an accurate estimate for your project.


Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with fireproofing your flags and banners. Our team at Fireproofing is committed to ensuring the safety and compliance of your venue through top-quality flame retardant services.


 

About the Author: Adam Sawyer


Adam is an industry expert with over 35 years of experience in textile care and fire retardant treatments. He is the founder of Fireproofing, a company specializing in fire retardant spraying and application services for curtains, fabrics, upholstery, wood, and more. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, Adam has built lasting relationships with clients and established a reputation for excellence in the field. To learn more about Adam and Fireproofing, visit About Us & Our Expert.

 


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