Flametect Marine fire retardant
What we do - Passive Fire Prevention Products for use on Fabric, Wood & Construction Elements.
Flametect services cover all categories of yachts from leisure to commercial, under 500 GRT and over. Contact us for advise and further information on full range of NX2FLAMETECT applications to IMO and MGN580
IMO FIRE RETARDANT TREATMENTS MCA/IMO/MGN453
Flametect NX2 Marine Flame Retardant.
Marine Fire Retardant - MCA MGN453
Certificate number 53/00048
"Eco-Sol Ltd" manufactured and developed Flametect NX2 in partnership with our accredited service provider both have been audited by BTTG the Nominated UK Body.
Our combined expertise in textile knowledge and marine safety means that we can confidently state that our customers benefit from in excess of 60 years of technical experience.
We also have the added benefit of experienced Mariners within the partnership who fully understand the complexities and importance of performing to the regulations procedures.
Flametect NX2 has been tested on more materials than any other in the industry. Providing the most complete portfolio of test reports so that we can confidently certify the vessel.
Flametect NX2 is fully approved to IMO 2010 Fire Test Procedures Code ( FTP ) Code.
The Flametect NX2 Marine Range has been developed to exceed the performance standards required.
- Only Applied By Trained and Licensed professionals
- Non Hygroscopic
- Non Corrosive
- Safe on most materials. Including Silks and Viscose materials.
All flame retardants under MGN 453 complying to IMO 2010 ( FTP ) Code must be applied by a Service Provider that is approved by a Nominated UK Body appointed under Statutory Instrument 1999 1957 to ensure compliance to the Code.
A range of textiles have been treated with flame retardant Flametect NX2 & have been tested to the exact requirements for Bedding , Upholstery, Curtains & Drapes & Floor & Wall Coverings of IMO 2010 ( FTP ) Code.
Flametect NX2 is uniquely Skin- Friendly, Non-Corrosive, Non-Toxic & Environmentally Friendly.
Flametect NX2 also contains a Virocide, Biocide & Fungicide that is particularly effective against Noro Virus, MRSA, MSSA, Mold & Mildew.
Eco-Sol Ltd & our partners have the resources & ability to apply NX2 Internationally.
NX2FLAMETECT is formulated specifically for marine application as a fire retardant treatment by MFR.
The NX2FLAMETECT Marine Range has been developed to exceed the performance standards required.
- Only Applied By Trained and Licensed professionals.
- Non Hygroscopic.
- Non Corrosive.
- Safe on most materials. Including Silks and Viscose materials.
- All flame retardants under MGN 580 complying to IMO 2010 ( FTP ) Code must be applied by a Service Provider that is approved by a Nominated UK Body
- appointed under Statutory Instrument 1999 1957 to ensure compliance to the Code.
A range of textiles have been treated with flame retardant NX2FLAMETECT & have been tested to the exact requirements for Bedding , Upholstery, Curtains, Drapes, Floor & Wall Coverings of IMO 2010 ( FTP ) Code.
NX2FLAMETECT is uniquely Skin-Friendly, Non-Corrosive, Non-Toxic and Environmentally Friendly.
NX2FLAMETECT also contains a Virocide, Biocide & Fungicide that is particularly effective against Noro Virus, MRSA, MSSA, Mold & Mildew.
Scope of materials tested and approved to IMO and MGN453
All tested for the following categories:
- Fire tests according to IMO FTP code 2010:part 7 Test for Vertically Supported Textile and Films.
- Fire tests according to IMO FTP code 2010:part 8 Test for Upholstered Furniture.
- Fire tests according to IMO FTP code 2010:part 9 Test for Bedding Components.
- Fire tests according to IMO FTP code 2010:part 5 Fire test procedures for surface flammability of bulkhead, ceiling, deck finish materials and primary deck coverings.
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FLAMETECT NX2 is a newly developed liquid flame retardant for use on marine textiles. The product has been approved by BTTG to comply with the IMO 2010 Fire Test Procedures Code for a variety of textiles. The product also contains an anti-microbial agent. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential for metal corrosion when FLAMETECT NX2 is applied in a marine environment.
To read the test results please Download File.
Anti Microbial Properties
Iscaguard VIR is used in the manufacture of FLAMETECT NX2 to impart anti-microbial properties from the product when applied to textile substrates. The objective of this report is to provide technical details of liquid Iscaguard VIR, which when impregnated into a non-woven textile will provide antibacterial, fungicidal, sporicidal and virucidal activities.
To read the test results please Download File
Dermal Test Report
NX2 FLAMETECT has been submitted to ISPE Laboratories in Italy for assessing any possible skin irritation or allergic reactions that may occur when in contact with treated materials.
Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation (ISPE) has a well-established global reputation and supplies testing for the cosmetic manufacturing industry.
Once again, Ticking all the boxes… Read the test result.
- NX2 Is A Nitrogen Based Effective Flame Retardant Specifically Designed For The Marine Market
- NX2 Is Produced in An ISO 9000 Environment Ensuring Performance & Consistency Of Quality
- NX2 Is Non-Toxic, Non-Hazardous, It Is Not a Marine Pollutant & Is Classified As Safe To Transport Internationally By Air , Land & Sea
- NX2 Is Dermally Friendly , Vitally Important For Upholstery Textiles & Carpeting That Are In Continuous Contact With Skin
- NX2 Has A Low Hygroscopy ( Affinity To Water ) & Does Not Readily Absorb Moisture, Leach Out Or Progressively Degrade In A Marine Environment
- NX2 Is Non-Corrosive To All Metals Ferrous & Non Ferrous ( See Our Tests ) & Will Not Contribute To The Degradation Of A Vessels Structural & Decorative Metals
- NX2 Does Not Contain Any Chemicals On Any International ‘’ Banned ‘’ Or ‘’ To Be Phased Out Lists ‘’
- NX2 Contains Low Levels Of People Friendly Biocides That Are Effective Against Bacteria That Can Cause Discomfort & Subsequent Loss Of Income On Board Vessels Including Noro Virus
NX2Flametect, How Does it Work ?
Three Components Are Necessary For Fire : A Source Of Fuel, Oxygen & A Source Of Ignition ( Energy)
This Situation Is Sometimes Called The Burning Or Combustion Triangle
Although You Need Only To Eliminate One Of these Three Components To Disrupt The Burning Or Combustion Cycle, NX2 Produces Outstanding Results By Eliminating Two Of These Components
At High Temperatures NX2 Produces Non-Combustible Gases Which Have A Diluting Effect On The Flammable Gases Produced By The Fire, Eliminating Oxygen Presence & Protecting The Burning Substrate From Further Combustion
In Addition To This NX2 Causes A Protective Char Layer to Be Rapidly Produced Which Acts As A Barrier Between The Substrate & The Heat Source, Further Disrupting the Burning Process
NX2 Treated Materials Produce Significantly Less Smoke, In Many Cases Smoke Generation Is Reduced by Up To 50% , This Is A Significant Factor When You Consider Smoke inhalation Causes More Deaths Than Actual Contact With Fire
NX2 Is Supplied In Sealed Containers To Trained & Certified Contractors Who Operate Totally Within The Legislation, Guidelines & Spirit Of The MCA MGN 453 Relating to Flame Retardant Treatments For Textiles & Furnishings
Both the Product & Process Have Been Fully Audited By MCA Approved Auditors & Certified Accordingly
Legislation and Changes
New legislation has been put in place by the International Maritime Authority since October 2012. The new clause governs the fire safety standards applicable for all textiles onboard of any marine vessel. Essentially, the new regulations stipulate that adequate protection must be accorded to various furnishing fabrics inside any boat, such as upholstery, carpets, bed sheets, draperies, and curtains. The new set of enforcement is to ensure that these textiles do not inadvertently aid the spread of fire onboard the vessel.
With the new legislation, the requirement has become more stringent. Fire and flame retardant fabrics will now need more than a pass from the IMO FTP Code of Practice in order to be recognized as being fire safe. The applicator of the fire retardant process needs to be an approved supplier of Flame Retardant treatment services. The process and practice of the applicator would be put under tight scrutiny of a Notified Body appointed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), to make sure that these are consistent with the standards published in the MCA MGN580. Moreover, test samples need to be submitted to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved lab to make sure all procedures conform to the IMO 2010 FTP Code, and these procedures include ten cleaning cycles of the test sample before any testing commences.
Since the industry is fragmented, naturally a number of service providers emerged after the announcement of the new legislations, each providing specialized services on its expertise. More established companies that are able to get Approved status from the Large Yacht Code (LY2) are able to issue certification directly to new or existing boats, as a mark that these vehicles are constructed in compliance with the Large Yacht Code, which incorporates fire retardant criteria for textiles.
Some companies (usually smaller ones) are active in more niche areas. For example, there are plenty of service providers that specialize in the MCA MGN580 and the IMO FTP Code of Practice. They are often approved vendors from the respective bodies and they can provide vessel owners with certifications with regards to fire retardant treatment.
If you are a marine vessel owner, it makes sense to secure this certification from approved suppliers. You don’t want to take chance as far as fire safety is concerned. The life of your passengers, crew and yourself are definitely worth more than whatever premium these approved suppliers may ask over the non-approved suppliers. Remember, it doesn’t pay to get a non-approved supplier for fire safety assurance. You would never get peace of mind with this engagement.
How Approved Suppliers Can Help You
The assurance from approved suppliers is significant. First off, they are certified and audited by the industry authority, so you know that these names are the trusted names in the industry. Secondly, fire retardant treatment may involve a wide variety of products and procedures (due to the different mechanical and chemical properties which exist in different kinds of materials, e.g. cotton fabric may have to be treated differently from a wool scarf), and within the confines of your yacht, there are bound to be items made of different materials, so you can be rest assured that an approved supplier will have all the means to deal with your different contents inside your vessel.
As an additional note, it probably makes more sense to engage a Large Yacht Code certified supplier so that the company can issue a valid certificate for the entire marine vessel, in compliance with both LYC and MCA MGN 580. This way, the owner does not have to deal with individual accredited bodies.
The safety factor on textiles used inside a boat aside, approved vendors also guarantee that treated materials will not change the look or feel of these items. There is no chance that your favorite sofa or attire will lose any of its original appeal after treatment.
What Has Changed?
The October 2012 legislations brought about some changes to the existing MCA MGN 580 codes in areas that correspond to Fire and Flame Retardant Fabric Application. The changes related to service providers are:
Stricter accreditation and annual audit process for service providers Technical experience and expertise in Textiles A Declaration of Conformity must be issued to the yacht and the Flag Administration Full and detailed documentation of treatment process Product application process must be witnessed by a Nominated Body approved by the concerned authority Verification on product application rates Product should survive pre-conditioning treatment Plant and facilities must undergo audit process Audit on Service Providers Quality Manual to ensure traceability A register of all trained and certified personnel employed by service providers The certification on the vessel is to be valid for no more than 2 years, ideally for one year. Key Points From the New Code
Broadly speaking, the new MCA Approval Procedures follow the convention on flame retardant materials employed by any vessel under the jurisdiction of the MCA LCY Code. Compliance is strict as they have to adhere to either the prevailing 2010 IMO FTP code or the process must conform to the requirements as stated by the MGN 580 codes. The new code does not make any provision for other approvals from other standard boards like EN or BS standards (European or British). Such alternative approvals (EN and BS included) are not held up to have the same standards as issued by the MCA.
The cut off date was set at 1 January 2020. Service providers had to prove that they are in compliance with these new Procedures by that date. Upon the expiry of that date, any Service Provider that provided fire retardant application on floor coverings, upholstery materials, suspended textile materials, and bedding components onboard UK or Red Ensign Group flag MCA LCY Code certified vessels, must seek approval and certification with regards to these new Procedures.
Without exception, any treatment process that deals with upholstered furniture, vertically supported textiles and films, and bedding components has to conform to the criteria as spelt out in Parts 7, 8 and 9 of the 2010 IMO FTP Code.
Applicators need to make sure that the fire retardant treatment products they apply are consistent with the documented instructions. Only trained and certified persons from the Service Providers, or any approved agents, can perform this treatment.
For vessels that have been put into service, service providers must do their best to identify the material composition. This, for example, could be achieved by getting in touch with the ship builder/material supplier. Alternatively, samples could be extracted out for necessary testing, with practicality in mind, or by seeking verification from experts in the textile field.
A Declaration of Conformity is expected from the concerned Service Provider, confirming that all materials and textiles documented onboard have been treated in accordance to the tested samples that have been approved. The service provider also needs to furnish 4 signed copies for this purpose; the 4 copies go to:
the customer (ship builder or owner), the vessel and to be kept on-board at all times, the Flag Administrator as a form of survey records, the Service Provider for keep sake.
Repeat treatments should happen not later than 24 months after the last treatment, and this treatment is to be declared under the Conformity (Part 3) requirement. However, when there is regular cleaning on the treated materials, then the re-treatment process may have to be paced closer after each treatment. As a rule of thumb, a frequency of a 12 month cycle is often considered good enough, or at the discretion of the concerned Service Provider.
With the new laws in place, make sure that your marine vessel conforms to the new laws making is safe for your family and friends to travel the seas with you.
Fire Regulations Documents
A collection of files,attachments and links to fire treatment regulations, standards and guide lines.
Approved IMO Fire Testing Labs Approved fire testing lab IMO
MCA MGN 453 Annex I MGN_453
MCA MGN 580 Annex VII MGN_580
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex II 2010 FTP CODE IMO As Ammended
Click to open MSDS sheet Annex III MSDS NX2
FLAMETECT 0 Rated Dermal Report
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