Certified Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
The National Fire Protection Association sets the standards for fire, electrical and building safety.
NFPA 701 “establishes test methods to assess the propagation of flame of various textiles and films under specified fire test conditions.”
NFPA addresses “two distinct test methods differentiate fabrics of different densities. The test methods apply to textile materials used in interior furnishing for public occupancy buildings including curtains, window shades, draperies, table linens, textile wall hangings, as well as to fabrics used in the assembly of awnings, tents, tarps and other similar architectural fabric structures and banners.” Read more about NFPA 701
What is Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting?
This specialty plastic sheeting is referred to by many different names such as fire retardant plastic sheeting, flame retardant poly, fire proof or fire rated, and flame resistant. It’s easy to confuse the terms fire proof or flame resistant with fire rated and fire retardant. However these terms do not mean the same thing, the difference is how the material melts when exposed to fire and at what point does it self-extinguish.
Fire Resistance is built into the chemical structure of a material to resist catching fire. When exposed to direct heat it will not melt or drip.
Fire Retardant is chemically treated to self-extinguish, slowing how fast a material melts and drips when exposed to direct heat and eventually self-extinguishing.
Plastic Sheeting that is non-fire retardant and non-fire resistant will burn, melt and drip causing the fire to spread quickly.
Scenarios Where Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting is Required
Fire retardant plastic sheeting is essential for fire protection and prevention. Here are the most common projects and applications that benefit from fire retardant plastic sheeting.
- Hospitals and Healthcare Settings
- Temporary special event structures
- Special Amusement Buildings
- Construction sites
- Partitions for COVID separations
- Dust containment
- Haunted house attractions
- Theater backdrops
- Dust Containment
- Surface protection
- Equipment protection
- Floor protection
- Temporary construction barrier
- Temporary enclosure
Commonly Asked Questions About Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
What is Fire Retardant Made of?
Fire retardants are made of polyethylene-based construction film with fire retardant additives engineered to pass NFPA 701 standards for flame retardant fabrics.
How Long Does Fire Retardant Last?
Typically, fire retardants are certified for one year if your fabrics are taken care of. However, with constant washing and cleaning, the fire retardant chemicals will begin to dissipate over time.
Our Featured Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
Fire Retardant Reinforced Dura-Skrim®
This plastic sheeting is a puncture resistant construction film reinforced with a layer of polyester scrim to prevent tearing & is printed with the Dura-Skrim® logo.
Fire Retardant Reinforced Tuffscrim
Tuff-Scrim™ASFR6 poly sheeting has a high-strength cord grid between layers of lldpe film to provide an antistatic, NFPA certified, heavy-duty, lightweight material that won’t rip or tear.
Antistatic Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
This plastic sheeting is a 6 mil polyethylene film designed to prevent the buildup of static electricity. It is printed with, “Anti-Stat / Fire Retardant Passes NFPA 701-15 Test 1 & 2”.
Black Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
This plastic sheeting meets the safety requirements of NFPA 701 test 1, ASTM E-84 and California Title 19 for use in indoor dust barriers, partition curtains, equipment protection & more.
4 Mil White Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
Fire retardant poly sheeting can be used as a dust barrier, construction enclosure, backdrop for stages and anywhere fire retardant materials are required.
Self Adhesive Fire Retardant Carpet Cover
Often referred to as a carpet masking, this self-adhesive carpet cover provides outstanding protection for high traffic carpet during construction, remodeling, and events.
Fire Retardant Deck Cover™
Fire Retardant Deck Cover™ is a medium to heavy duty flame retardant embossed film with anti-slip to improve worker safety and protect floors, decks, corridors, athletic courts and more.
A continuous wall and ceiling vapor barrier is the most effective against moisture control, but in most cases the material has to be cut to size, so using the appropriate tape to overlap seams and seal holes is very important. Americover supplies 2 Sided Butyl Tape as well as Vapor Tape for these applications.
Why Source with Americover?
Americover has been the trusted source for plastic sheeting by contractors for over 25 years. We have a vast network of American manufacturers that help us serve builders with plastic sheeting across the country and meet the specifications and needs of any project. We have the expert knowledge and materials to provide solutions that meet building and environment regulations as well as safety codes. And as a U.S.-based business, we can provide a convenient experience to obtain premium custom and stock products for your projects and deliver them directly to you.
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