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MicroSeal-FR 

 (Our Sister Product)

MicroSeal-FR™ is a versatile, broad spectrum, odorless, colorless, multi-use, penetrating,  fire retardant (for interior use only). Our pre-mixed product is easy to use, non-toxic, non-allergenic and offers superior fire-retardant protection.

UL Classified MicroSeal-FR assures a quality controlled, invisible fire retardant treatment ideally suited for economical commercial treatments of: natural fibers, decorative products, synthetic fibers, wooden building materials (lumber, etc.), paper, displays, upholstery, stage curtains, carpeting, matresses, draperies, and much, much more!

Correct application rates should be established by a thorough series of evaluations before commercial scale treatment. Application rates may vary with weight, density and the building code for which treated materials are intended to comply with.

It is recommended that all items to be treated should be tested for: flammability, acceptance, color fastness (dye running), general texture, shrinkage and appearance (i.e. a shiny fabric could be dulled). Make all tests on a scrap or in an inconspicuous area.

MicroSeal-FR™ meets and exceeds all requirements of New Zealand Standard AS1530 to be rated as a fire retardant by BRANZ, State, and locally acknowledged testing procedures. All specifications and suggestions appearing on our labels and in our literature concerning the use of our product are based upon tests and data believed to be reliable. Since the actual use by others is beyond our control no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by MicroSeal NZ as to the effect of such use or the result to be obtained. The extent of liability of the manufacturer in all circumstances is the purchase price of the Inspecta-Shield product. For commercial use only. Not recommended for exterior use.

Independent testing standards have proven that MicroSeal-FR provides unsurpassed fire-retardant protection and has been recognized by AWTA. Coverage rates shall be followed as recommended by the manufacturer and which have been established through independently recognized testing facilities and UL test criteria guidelines.

INSPECTA-SHIELD Q&A'S

WHAT IS A FIRE RETARDANT?

 

THIS CAN BEST BE DEMONSTRATED BY THE USE OF A FLAME STRIP:

 

  • A flame strip is a 2” X 4” piece of paper treated with Inspecta-Shield to the top half only and allowed to dry completely.
  • Because the ignition point of paper is lower than the flame of a butane lighter (which burns between 350 and 400 degrees), untreated paper will support ignition upon contact.
  • When the untreated portion of a flame strip is lighted (and put in a fire proof receptacle), and then self-extinguishes, it is due to the application of Inspecta-Shield which has raised the ignition point of the treated portion of the flame strip to about 2500 degrees. (Propane torches burn at about 2500 degrees, butane burns at 1700 degrees, glass melts at 2500 degrees.)
  • Inspecta-Shield applications will not prevent charring, but treated items will not support ignition.

 

WHAT IS  AS1530?


This is the recognised test set down in the Building Code of New Zealand to test the effectiveness of Flame Retardants for their use on Natural & Synthetic fibres and fabrics. Inspecta-Shield rates top in all indices.

WHAT IS MicroSeal-FR?


MicroSeal-FR is a durable, non-toxic, fire retardant chemical coating, which is carried, in an aqueous (water) solution. When completely dried and cured, it is both odorless and colorless, and is visible only under a long wave ultraviolet light. Inspecta-Shield can be applied to a wide variety of items including carpeting, bedding, upholstery, draperies, paper and lumber. When properly applied, MicroSeal-FR meets or exceeds the criteria for New Zealand Standard AS1503 rating on most materials.

HOW IS MicroSeal-FR DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FIRE RETARDANTS?


MicroSeal-FR can treat both natural and synthetic materials. It is visible under long wave ultraviolet light so that the initial application and any need for reapplication can easily be checked. Inspecta-Shield is UV stable and has been demonstrated to significantly inhibit sun fading and sun rot. MicroSeal-FR dries to an invisible durable protective shield with no residue or rings to change the aesthetics of treated items. When dry, MicroSeal-FR is non-corrosive to metal.

WHAT IS SUN-SHIELD?


Sun-Shield is MicroSeal-FR's UV stabilizing agent, which protects against damage from sun fading and sun rot. Many dark or rich colors, like red or navy, fade very quickly from exposure to the sun and are not economically viable decorating choices. In addition, exposure to the sun causes fabric to rapidly deteriorate. Sun-Shield significantly extends the life of treated fabrics as well as increasing decorating options.

DOES MicroSeal-FR WORK ON EVERYTHING?


No. MicroSeal-FR only works on items that are absorbent or that will allow MicroSeal FR silica’s to adhere to them. In other words, MicroSeal-FR can only treat items it can reach. An easy test is to apply a drop of water to the surface of the material. If the water does not bead up, the items can be treated with MicroSeal-FR. Because of its unique penetration formula, MicroSeal-FR is able to effectively retard lumber and many fabrics previously coated with a soil repellent.

IS MicroSeal-FR SAFE TO USE?


Yes! It’s very simple.

HOW OFTEN DOES MicroSeal-FR NEED TO BE REAPPLIED?


MicroSeal-FR is extremely durable and will not wear off under normal use and normally will withstand numerous dry cleanings. However, there can be a slight loss of MicroSeal-FR in washing. Reapplication is recommended after washing to maintain flame retardancy.

HOW MUCH DOES MicroSeal-FR COST?


MicroSeal-FR is an inexpensive method of fire protection considering that fire causes many needless deaths and billions of dollars of damage in property losses every year. A gallon of MicroSeal-FR covers an average area of 500 sq. ft. for textiles and 300 sq. ft. for lumber, depending on material fibers and lumber thickness. MicroSeal-FR virtually protects your valuables and irreplaceables for pennies!

ADVANTAGES OF MicroSeal-FR OVER OTHER FIRE RETARDANTS

 

  • U.L. Classified Listing No. 79P1
  • Non-Toxic and Non-Allergenic
  • Treats both natural and synthetic materials, as well as lumber and wood products.
  • Meets or exceeds governmental criteria for AS1530 Part 2 on most materials.
  • Durable: will not wear off under normal use and normally will withstand numerous dry cleanings. Allows fibers to breathe.
  • Sun-Shield, a UV stabilizer, drastically reduces sun fading and sun rot, increasing decorating options and fabric life.
  • Visible only under long wave UV light.
  • Odorless and colorless.
  • Treated items maintain tensile strength.
  • Leaves no uncomfortable residue or unsightly salt rings after treatment.
  • Non-corrosive to metal when dry.
  • Ready to use: no mixing required (Quality Control).
  • Economical.

 

Dealer and quantity discounts are available.
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