FLAME RESISTANT VS FLAME RETARDANT
AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
What Is The Difference of Flame Resistance or Retardant ?
There is a common miss conception that they are the same thing but flame retardant only burns slowly. Flame resistant changes colors (basically) but it uses tightly woven and heavy fabrics such as nylon or polyester then it is treated with flame resistant chemicals to make it practically unable to burn at all, which is what makes it flame resistant. 100% cotton is very flammable an is not flame resistant or retardant at all.
Nylon Flame Resistant Cloth.
Nylon has Flame resistant types like RTP 200 FR and Drifire which are flame resistant types of nylon. One company called Occu Nomix has stop making Flame Resistant polyester because in some cases it will start to drip. There are many different types of Flame Resistant Nylons these were only two of dozens! There are still Flame Resistant Polyesters used by some company's !
My Experiment !
From what experiments I have performed, I was frustrated while I was testing with Flame Resistant polyester because it started to drip like what I found on the Occu Nomix's web site! The flame retardant cloth burned slowly and the 100% cotton went up in flames! Now I will recreate the experiment (minus the annoying nephew)!