Your Guide to Fire Retardant Artificial Plants
Safety always comes first. Using fire retardant artificial plants is a simple way to reduce risk – while still making sure that the decoration looks great. With a super realistic appearance and high-quality fireproof materials, Sunwing Artificial Plants are a great option for architects, landscapers, commercial event planners, or interior designers.
In today’s guide I’m going to show you:
⇒ What Makes Artificial Plants Fire Retardant
⇒ How are the FR Plants Tested
⇒ Why Fire Retardant Artificial Plants is First Choice
⇒ Sunwing Fire Rated Artificial Plants
⇒ Main Issues of Bulk Artificial Plants
Let’s get started!
What Makes Artificial Plants Fire Retardant
Firstly, here’s a question ⇓
Are Inherently flame resistant plants/trees themselves fireproof?
No. It does not mean your plant/tree is fireproof.
Only the foliage and the stem moulding is impregnated with a retardant, which prevents a sticky film from forming on the leaves, and makes sure that the retardant doesn’t wash off or simply dissipate. When it is exposed to fire or high temperature in the air, it is difficult to catch fire and difficult to burn slightly. After the fire source is removed, the combustion and micro-ignition stop immediately.
So, artificial plants made in this way are known as “Inherently Fire Retardant” (IFR).
How Are The FR Plants Tested
To make things easy, we invite you to watch this video showing the full extent of Sunwing artificial hedge plant’s fire protection. All our fire retardant plants have to pass the National Fire Prevention Association 701 test.
Here is a summary of the NFPA 701 flame test:
1. The flame must be propane or butane.
2. No wind is allowed; the air must be still.
3. Hold the artificial hedge panel vertically, 1 meter above the floor.
4. Apply the flame to the artificial hedge for 12 seconds, then remove the flame.
5. After the flame is removed the artificial box hedge must stop burning within 2 seconds.
6. While the flame is applied to the artificial boxwood hedge, no burning blobs of plastic can reach the floor.
Instead, with regard to non-ifr artificial hedge plants:
- Flame applied to fabric leaf with steady ignition.
- Flame removed resulting in increased ignition and flame spread.
- Continue burning & self-ignition.
Why Fire Retardant Artificial Plants is First Choice
One word: safety.
Whether you have artificial plants in your landscape project or fake trees in a commercial environment, you don’t want to endanger anyone’s safety.
Worryingly, some household items aren’t treated to be fire retardant, but anything will burn given sufficient stimulation. So the fire-rated fake plants are the first choice for family safety.
As people pay more and more attention to health and safety, most employers are extremely conscious of reducing risk. The safety of staff and customers should never be threatened. Please ask yourself if you’re actually adding flammable items for your interior design.
The more people are likely to enter a public environment, the more important it is that it’s safe.
Using plants as part of your landscape project is a great idea to add a splash of color or natural greenery. certainly, choosing IFR artificial plants is the next step. Besides, depending on where you’re based, your local regulations may insist upon these IFR plants.
The reasons don’t stop there…
Sunwing Fire Rated Artificial Plants
Whether you are working on Indoor or outdoor landscape improvements like restaurants, hotels, or shopping malls, you need fire retardant certificates or reports to ask for building or installation permits of fire-safe departments. Among them, level B fire retardant test reports for fire-rated artificial plants and hedges are widely accepted by the public.
Unlike those artificial hedges which only have IFR artificial foliage, Sunwing can provide artificial hedges with level B Inherent flame retardant treated artificial foliage, stems, and branches.
We recently increase our fire-retardant & commercial rated artificial hedges panels varieties, the most wanted styles are listed as follows:
Main Issues of Bulk Artificial Plants
Q: What should I do with the budget?
A: Just remember that artificial plants and flowers never need replacing, so any expense soon pays for itself. Before you buy, consider where the plant or tree is going to be installed, and then think over the size of space you have.
Q: Is a fireproof certificate necessary?
A: Each state and city has different regulations. You should check the building codes with your local fire-safe department. Generally speaking, many states and cities are increasingly requiring public buildings to have ifr artificial plants, and some will ask you to keep a copy of certificates proving that your organization’s foliage is fire retardant. Don’t worry, we will provide you with copies of these certificates.
Q: How many fr artificial plants do I need to cover an area of 600 square building?
A: We can customize the whole process to best suit your needs. Welcome to get minimum order & pricing details from us.
In conclusion, whether you are an interior designer, architect, landscaper, or homeowner looking for fire retardant artificial plants, put safety first without compromising on quality by choosing Sunwing for your next project. Feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help you with any related questions or requests.
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