Use our ThermaLeaf® Specification Guide as a helpful tool for specifying Commercial Silk Int’l products that utilize ThermaLeaf® artificial foliage.
ThermaLeaf® Foliage (Inherently Fire Retardant) Specification Guide
If you are an architect or interior designer looking to specify our ThermaLeaf® fire retardant foliage for a project, we have created a comprehensive product specification.
What is ThermaLeaf® Foliage
ThermaLeaf® Foliage (Inherently Fire Retardant) is created through a process by which fire retardant chemicals are impregnated into the materials during the manufacturing process. These chemicals are blended with the fabric as well as the plastic or PVC parts at the time the materials are injected into the mold, creating the safest fire retardant plants and trees on the market.
What is NOT ThermaLeaf® Foliage
Foliage treated by spraying or dipping it in topical fire retardant chemicals is not ThermaLeaf®. Instead of fire retarding during the injection of the material into the foliage mold, topical treatments are performed as an after-market application. This treatment often leaves a spotty or discolored film that can degrade the foliage and make it look wilted, along with leaving a tacky surface film that attracts dust.
Did you know:Topical treatments can also wash or wear off easily, leaving a weakened protection and requiring expensive re-application of fire retardant chemicals to artificial plants and artificial trees.
Fire Test Methods
All foliages should be tested against each of the following standard test methods and should hold a Class "A" rating as determined by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).
Toxicity Test Methods
All foliages should be tested against each of the following standard test methods and should be below the IDLH Value of the listed gases in the NIOSH Guide.
ThermaLeaf® Specification Guide
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