A flame retardant is a chemical that prevents or slows down the progress of fire in the material to which the substance is applied. Kiilto produces environmentally and user-friendly flame retardants for the wood, paper and packaging industries, and for insulation and filter materials.
A key feature of Kiilto Fireproof products is that they are easy and safe to use, and ensure the efficiency of the customer’s production process. Kiilto develops its products alongside the customer, tailoring them in line with individual wishes. Our century of experience in chemical industry products and team of specialists focusing on flame retardants guarantee the best possible result for Your product.
Kiilto’s flame retardants are the result of long-term and meticulous product development.
We have a dedicated team working on flame retardants at our extensive product development unit in Finland. Our laboratory offers a wide range of testing opportunities. For example, due to our cooperation with universities, we can perform cone calorimeter tests on a tight schedule. We have performed SBI (Single Burning Item) tests alongside VTT, for instance. In every case, we adapt our tests and methods to the customer’s needs.
Flame retardants have long been used in materials such as plastics, rubber and textiles.
The effectiveness of flame retardants often depends on substances such as bromine, which are harmful to people and the environment. Attitudes to flame retardants have changed due to the toxicity of the substances used, their accumulation in the organs, and the resulting damage to health. In recent years, demand has grown for proactively fire-protective substances that are safe for people and the environment. As knowledge improves, legislation is continually changing to favour environmentally friendlier flame retardants. Kiilto follows responsible practices, and as with other chemical industry products, for flame retardant solutions Kiilto’s responsibility focus areas include environmental and product safety, and wellbeing.