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FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY

FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY

When the science and technical detail becomes difficult, we try to offer some  simple, bite-sized definitions.

Our definitions page contains short and sweet details about specific factors that are important in understanding flame retardant textiles and the technology behind them. We also will include expanded versions on particularly complex points.

Many of the principles behind the way we work can be set down in a few short words but sometimes the subject is just too much to deal with in a small bite size piece so we will also develop a collection of pieces written by contributors where they are allowed to dispense with the restriction of just a few words.

It is intended that a ‘Peer review’ system should be applied but we must also recognise that if you don’t understand the text then perhaps we must try harder and that could start with your comments. Please submit comments via the forms on the definitions them selves or via the contact us page

This section of the site will be based on STUART.

Science, Technology, Understanding and Reasoned Thinking. Perhaps we should call it “Lets ask STUART“?

Too often things are said or attributed to subjects whereby the use of selective data or limited context gives the wrong impression. This may occur at all stages for instance in the design of a scientific research project or a subsequent press report on the results – published or un-published, peer reviewed or not.

It is hoped by defining some of the simple key principles used in the production of flame retardant textiles in the context of relatively simple scientific terms we may offer a route to better understanding.

Flame retardants are chemicals

Flame retardants are chemicals and working with them must be based on the knowledge and understanding to ensure there are no consequences for the workers who handle them, those in the supply chain who handle treated textiles and eventually the consumer who will use the final articles. The definitions will try to explain what is important and how things are done.