Protects lives and property – in transport and buildings
Leather offers a natural flame protection due to its unique insulating structure. Its inherent resistance to burning can be enhanced by the use of selected TFL wet-end and finishing products – the TFL PROTEC technology. Leather treated with this technology protects lives and property by preventing fires from starting or spreading. Furthermore, the TFL technology inhibits the formation of toxic gases which usually occurs during fire.
Increase time to escape fire
Leather treated with specialty chemicals from TFL PROTEC technology ignites less easily and the flamespread is significantly reduced. This adds life-saving minutes to the escape time. Flame retardants can thus make a decisive contribution to the fire safety of buildings, furniture, public transport and cars.
Four working mechanisms compliment each other.
SELLA® Tec Safe SD is diluting flammable gas concentration by releasing inert gases, which lowers ignition temperature, minimises heat spread and reduces smoke density.
Insulating – side effect
MAGNOPAL® IPF is providing air insulation throughout the leather cross-section, which minimises the heat spread considerably.
Cooling – side effect
TANNESCO® FC is releasing chemically bound water during decomposition, resulting in minimising heat spread and lowering ignition temperature.
Char forming – side effect
These products act as a protection shield against decomposition, consequently minimising heat spread and loss of weight.
Technology – benefits