FLAME RESISTANT FABRICS
Inherently flame resistant fabrics are fabrics manufactured with fibres whose innate properties make them naturally flame resistant without a chemical treatment. The fabrics effectiveness will not be reduced by wear and washing.
FLAME RETARDANT FABRICS
These fabrics are produced by applying a finish to a fibre or fabric or by incorporating a flame retardant chemical into the fibre prior to production, to reduce its flammability. The flame retardant chemicals in the garment are activated by heat that inhibit combustion for a certain time. These fabrics will only confirm to heat and flame standards for a certain time due to the chemical being washed out with time.