Bedding, Towels & Linen

Right back from the outset in 1975 as Commercial Linen Supplies we have been stocking everything from towels, bedroom sheets and table linen to blankets, pillows, duvets and mattress protectors.

Right back from the outset in 1975 as Commercial Linen Supplies we have been stocking everything from towels, bedroom sheets and table linen to blankets, pillows, duvets and mattress protectors.

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Do you understand the difference between the terms flame resistant and flame retardant?;

Although both of these phrases sound similar, there are in fact several key differences that could prove to be critical to safety in high-risk areas

Flame Resistant
By definition, the term ‘fire resistant’ means that the object or material in question will not be harmed or affected by flames. There are two naturally flame-resistant fibres that are often used in flame resistant garments called DuPont and Nomex. Due to the molecule structure of these un-flammable fibres, they resist the flame or heat source by swelling in size and providing a thicker, protective layer to cover the skin.
These two fibres also do not melt, burn or drop when exposed to flames, making them perfect for bedding where the risk of fire or flame is present.

Flame Retardant
Flame-retardant fabrics work differently and seek to slow down and extinguish the spread of fire. However, these fabrics are not flame resistant and have a chemical treatment either added to the finished woven fabric or have a chemical added to the fibres during the textile process.  These chemicals react when introduced to flame and release gases that help to slow down and smother the flame by removing oxygen.

Why flame resistant and flame-retardant awareness is critical in high-risk areas
If you are an employer, it is your duty of care to protect your employees and residents from the potential risk for fire and to put measures in place to protect from flame risk and burns that could be life-threatening or even fatal.

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