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
Wikipedia describes fire retardant as a “substance that reduces flammability of fuels or delays their combustion. This includes chemical agents, but may also include substances that work by physical action, such as cooling the fuels, such as fire-fighting foams and fire-retardant gels.”
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.
Surface protection during installation, construction maintenance, repair, tenant improvement, hospital renovation, and telecommunication work.
Wrap scaffolding, covers buildings, bridges, ships, temporary roof cover, storage cover, transportation cover, industrial containment and more.
Architectural vapor retarder in walls, ceilings and roofing systems, temporary enclosures, storage covers, construction site cover, bag and tubing, dust partitions, temporary walls, abatement and more.
Cover and protect decks on military ships, yachts, tennis courts, hospital corridors, nuclear power plant floors.
Specified for use on maritime, government, school and hospital projects.
Covering for cargo and airplane parts, black-out curtains, covering sensitive shipments, haunted house walls, bloom rooms, and more