Every year about 400 people die of fires – in Germany alone (Source: German Fire Brigade Association). 95% of them die from the toxic flue gases. Frequent cause for this: Textiles can be real fire accelerators.
The use of flame-retardant fibers and yarns can often prevent worse things from happening.
Polyester fabric made of FLAMEX complies with German technical building regulations and is classified as a flame-retardant building material (material class DIN4102-B1) according to DIN 4102-1.
FLAMEX by Carl Weiske stands for a permanent flame-retardant effect thanks to flame-retardant phosphorus-based co-polymers firmly anchored in the fiber. This ensures that the flame-retardant function of the textiles is maintained during use and washing.
In the event of a fire, the polyester melts and the surface area is reduced. In addition, a film of phosphorus is formed, which interrupts the oxygen supply that promotes fire.
FLAMEX textiles are therefore flame-retardant and meet the most important national and international standards for preventive flame protection.