Considerations Around Fabric Flammability
Fabric flammability is an important issue to consider, especially for drapery that will be used in a public space such as a school, theatre or special event venue, since federal regulations require that drapery fabrics used in such spaces be certified as fire retardant.
Although all fabric will burn, some are naturally more resistant to fire than others. ( See our whitepaper: “What’s the Difference Between Flame Retardant vs Flame Proof” ) Those that are more flammable can have their fire resistance drastically improved by treatment with flame retardant chemicals.
Certain synthetic fibers are extremely fl