FAQ

Q:Whats the classification of flame retardant fabric?’’

A: --Disposable FR fabrics

--Chemical treated FR fabrics

--Inherently FR fabrics


Q:What is the difference between fire retardant and fire resistance?

A:A fire retardant material slows burning across the surface of a combustible substrate.

A fire resistive material delays heat penetration through a substrate.


Q:Whats the difference between Inherent Flame Resistance and Treatments?

A:Inherently flame resistant fibers contain an essential characteristic that protects the wearer from an ignition source.Treatments or treated fibers have an applied chemical treatment that changes the original level of flame

resistance.Flame resistant garments are generally made from either flame resistant materials such as those made from aramid fibers (including meta-aramids and para-aramids), melamine fibers, or those treated with flame

resistant "FR" treatments such as Ammonia or Heat Cure . FR treatments can Wash Out over time, shorting the

life of the garment. Because many garments are often laundered under industrial wash conditions, they must be 

capable of withstanding a number of such industrial launderings in order to have an acceptable useful life.


Q:How do normal fabrics react to ignition?

A:Normal fabrics and garments will burn away from the point of ignition with an increasing rate of flame spread and continue to burn after removal of the ignition source. Normal fabrics will continue to burn until they are extinguished or all flammable material is consumed.


Q:What is the best FR fiber or fabric?

A:There is no perfect flame-resistant garment system that meets all needs. Each FR fiber or treated fabric has certain properties that, depending on end use requirements,can be either benefits or shortcomings. Blending different fibers attempts to balance these properties for maximum fabric performance. It is important to be aware of these properties so garments may be selected to meet the specific requirements of a given application.


Q:Is 100% cotton flame resistant?

A:No. In most cases, 100% cotton is flammable. It can ignite and continue to burn after being exposed to an ignition source. Many people understand the burning and melting hazards of nylon and polyester fabrics, but fail to recognize the danger of wearing 100% cotton when exposed to an ignition source. However, cotton can be a good fabric to wear underneath proper FR clothing.


Q:Should I specify the strictest code for all my fabrics, to be safe?

A:No. If you "over specify" by requesting a standard that is higher than necessary, you may end up over treating your fabrics and that can cause problems. Specify only the code that is required.


Q:What about certificates?

A:We issue a certificate for all flame retarded fabrics. If your project requires the fabric to meet a specific fire code, you must have a certificate of flame retardancy. Be sure that the certificate you receive actually states that your fabric meets the specified code. We have seen many examples of fabrics that have been treated and the customer believes that the certificate states that their fabric meets the requirements for the specified code. In reality, the certificate just says that the fabric has been treated with a chemical that once passed a test using a different fabric. This type of wording may protect the fabric finisher if there is a problem, but it wont help you. It is important that you build a relationship and trust your fabric finisher.


Q:Does Xinke charge for testing sample materials?

A:Our internal test are free, we can provide free reports at any time. If a client requires testing by a certified laboratory, Xinke could arrange the testing with a reasonable fee.


Q:How long does testing take?

A:If a client requires our internal test reports, we can provide on the day we receive your sample. If a client requires testing by a certified laboratory, we can give you the reply case by case.


Q:Do you have "Stocked fabric"?

A:yes,we do. We can guarantee that the inventory of conventional fabrics, in order to shorten the delivery, to provide you with a better service.


Q:What FR fabrics does Xinke use for its FR work apparel?

A:Ximke stocks the following flame-resistant protective garments: FrecotexTM, FrarctexTM, 100%cotton or cotton blend Flame Retardant Fabric, Anti-static Fabric, Anti-ultraviolet Radiation Fabric, Water&oil Repellent and Soil Release Fabric and other kinds of functional fabrics.

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