Fire Retardants

At Synalloy Chemicals, we take pride in providing you with the best in specialty chemicals for your projects. Our variety of fire retardant chemicals and fire retardant polymers is wide, which should make it easy for you to find the perfect chemical for your project. Listed below are some of our fire retardant chemicals and fire retardant polymers. Synalloy Chemicals has extensive developmental capabilities to create new products for your specific fire retardant chemical and polymer needs. Some of our fire retardants are compatible with DUNLOP and TALALAY foam processes. They also have a low viscosity pad bath, as well as some being compatible with self-cross linking Latexes.


The FR250 SERIES was engineered for the bedding SLIPSHEET market, where a firm hand is needed. Application methods include Dip/Nip pad using 100% cotton, rayon, cotton/polyester blends and other cellulosic blends.

Activity: 37% to 41%
Appearance: White milky liquid
pH: 6.0 to 7.5
Viscosity #1, 60rpm: 3 to 50 cps


The FR 260 SERIES is an intumescent fire retardant that was originally designed in response to the new federal CFR 1633 open flame mattress law and the Cal 133 furniture burn test. Application methods include Dip/Nip pad bath and knife coatings.

Activity: 45% to 60%
Appearance: White to beige paste
pH: 7.5 to 9.5
Viscosity Range: 1200 cps to 40,000 cps


The FR270 SERIES offers the maximum application flexibility and was engineered with a vast array of burn test requirements and application methods in mind, including high loft, shoddy, cellulosic insulation treatments, spray-on, loose fiber, Saturation/Centrifuge and Fabric Dip/Nip pad bath.

The FR270 SERIES was designed to be environmentally friendly and contains no known harmful ingredients. They contain no carcinogens, no volatile organic chemicals, no poisons, no CFCs and no heavy metals. More specifically, no antimony oxide, no formaldehyde, and no other ingredient listed by any government agency as suspect for creating any health or environmental hazard.

The FR270 SERIES contains no components listed on California proposition 65, RoHS, SARA Title 3 section or TOSCA.

Activity: 37% to 41%
Gardner Color: 1 to 3
Appearance: Clear colorless to pale amber liquid
pH: 6.0 to 7.0
Viscosity #1 60rpm: 3 to 15 cps


FIRE RETARD KK is highly effective, semi-durable organic phosphate flame retardant for 100% cotton, rayon, cotton/polyester blends and other cotton/synthetic blends. It is nontoxic, not hygroscopic, rust inhibiting and will not cause color change with most dyestuffs. This product does not contain halogens.

Activity (solvent distillation): 38% to 40%
Gardner Color: 1 to 5
Appearance: Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid
pH neat: 7.8 to 8.3


FIRE RETARD 102-52A contains the same base as Fire Retard KK with an additive to improve compatibility with PVA, acrylic and vinyl acrylic polymer emulsions. It can be used in most of the applications where Fire Retard KK is employed.

Appearance: Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid
Solids: 36.0% to 38.8%
pH 1%: 7.7 to 8.2


FIRE RETARD 1908 is an exhaustible product for wool and wool/nylon bends which are used in airline upholstery fabrics. It is durable to multiple nonionic, non-alkaline detergent washes.

Appearance: Clear yellow liquid
pH 1%: 10.0
Specific Gravity: 40%


FIRE RETARD BTO-2 is a flame retardant for a wide range of fabrics. This is effective on multi-blend fabrics and difficult to obtain passing FR rating. It is also based on organo phosphate and complex halogen components.

Brix Refract. # neat: 48.0 to 49.5
Appearance: Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid
pH neat: 6.0 to 7.0


FIRE RETARD 66 is a durable flame retardant for polyester fabrics. Ideally, the FIRE RETARD 66 is suited for drapery, upholstery and automotive products. I has excellent compatibility with most lattices employed in back coating. It also has an effective in a wide range of textile fiber and fabric application proprietary blend.

Viscosity #3, 60rpm: 100 to 500 cps
Appearance: Opaque yellow liquid
ph 1%: 7.0 to 9.0


Fire Retard 1896 is an aqueous dispersion of a 2:1 ratio of decabromodiphenyl oxide and antimony trioxide. It is compatible with most resins and binders and it can be applied by padding, spraying or foaming techniques.

Appearance: Opaque milky white viscous liquid
Viscosity: 4000 to 8000 cps
Activities: 71 TO 73
Decabromodiphenyl oxide: 44-46%
Antimony trioxide: 21-24%
Shelf Life: At least 6 months at ambient
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