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All about Fire Retardant Products

Guard-X has been a leading fire safety company in Montreal for more than 75 years. To ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers, we offer a wide range of fire protection products, from portable fire extinguishers to fire alarm and sprinkler systems. In this article, we put a spotlight on flame retardants, including the one on which we proudly display the Guard-X logo.


What are flame retardants made of?


Flame retardants, also known as fire retardants, are composed of various chemicals with complicated names such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers. These substances are integrated into various consumer products, either during or after the manufacturing process. Essentially, flame retardants are used to prevent things from catching fire and to limit the spread of fire.


What products contain flame retardants?


Flame retardants are present in a number of products, including:

  • Electronic devices such as video game consoles and computers
  • Fabrics such as clothing, curtains and carpets
  • Upholstered items such as couches and cushions
  • Building materials such as panels and paints
  • Car parts
  • Mattresses


Are fire retardants safe?


Some flame retardants are toxic and should only be used in specific contexts. For example, the substances used to fireproof toys made and sold in Canada are subject to extremely strict regulations. When it comes to fire prevention, it’s best to select products made in Canada or Quebec, as you can be sure they meet the highest safety standards.

If you use a liquid fire retardant, be sure to apply it carefully and follow the instructions to the letter. This includes ensuring proper ventilation and wearing gloves and a mask.


Choose an effective liquid fire retardant


Do you want to take extra precautions to prevent fires in your home? For superior protection against fires, opt for the GUARD-X FRX flame retardant. Available in a one- or four-litre format, this product is designed to offer effective protection against the spread of flames with only light application. It can be used on a variety of materials, including cotton, wool, linen, paper and cardboard.


At Guard-X, we offer top-quality fire protection products and services in Greater Montreal. If you want to purchase an effective flame retardant, schedule a sprinkler system inspection or have your fire extinguishers refilled, our dependable team of fire safety experts can help. Contact us today for more information.