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Flame Retardant Paint Additive

Our firm is a reliable enterprise that offers excellent quality range of Flame Retardant Material to our clients. The offered range is processed using the finest quality basic material and sophisticated technology. We offer this Flame Retardant to our valuable clients in various specifications as per their requirements. Clients can avail the offered range from us at market leading prices.

What is fire retardant ?

A Flame Retardant substance other than water that reduces flammability of fuels or delays their combustion. This typically refers to chemical retardants but may also include substances that work by physical action, such as cooling the fuels; examples of these include fire-fighting foam sand fire-retardant gels. The name fire retardant may also be applied to substances used to coat an object, such as a spray retardant to prevent Christmas trees from burning. Fire retardants are commonly used in fire fighting. Home fires damage about 400,000 homes, and cause just under 7 billion US dollars in direct damage annually in the United States. Because of the importance of prevention, fire retardation has become a very notable industry.

Chemical actions:

Reactions in the gas phase: Chemical reaction in the flame(i.e. Gas phase) can be interrupted by fire retardant. Generally, these retardants are organic halides(haloalkanes) such as Halon and Phostr Ex. However, there are solutions where the released gas might be more dangerous when this type of retardant is involved.

Reactions in the solid phase: Some retardant break down polymers so they melt and flow away from the flame. Although this allows some material to pass certain flammability tests, there is argument over if the fire safety is truly improved by the production of flammable plastic droplets.

Char information: For carbon-based fuels, solid phase flame retardants cause a layer of carbonaceous char to form on the fuel surface. This char layer is much harder to burn and prevents further burning.

Intumescents: These type of retardant materials add chemicals which causes swelling behind the protective char layer, providing much better insulation behind the protective barrier. In additions to being added to plastics, there are available as paints for protecting wooden buildings or steel structures.

FRX-042 [Flame Retardant Paint Additive]

What is passive fire protection: The fundamental purpose of passive fire protection is to prevent the spread of fire and thus prevent / reduce the amount of damage to the structure or substrate.

How does FRX-042 additive work: Coatings of Paint and ‘FRX-042’ additive mixture provide an appearance similar to that of a paint finish. At ambient temperatures, they remain stable. However, in a fire situation, the increase in temperature causes a chemical reaction and coating expands to many times its original thickness (up to over 50 times). This provides an insulating foam-like coating or "char" which protects the substrate from fire.

Where it can be used: ‘FRX-042’ additive (for water based paints) can be used on walls and concrete and (for enamel paints) can be used on wood, steel etc. (i.e. wherever a paint is normally applied).

How to mix additive: make mixture homogenous (after attaching to a hand drill) with blender can be used repeatedly.

Application: Mixture made of Paint and ‘FRX-042’ additive is best for base-coat finish however any color can also be mixed, if needed. The mixture would require minimum two undiluted coats (second coat after first coat has dried) and will achieve a fire rating of 30 to 60 minutes, heat up to 1000 degree centigrade. It is best applied with Brush.

How long does it last: Lasts as long as the paint. (Paint in an open area specially exposed to rains may reduce the effectiveness if surface is washed off.) (Note: The effectiveness of an intumescent fire resistive coating depends on the ‘coating thickness’ i.e. DFT (Dry Finish Thickness) and requirement typically starts from 200 microns which you should normally get in minimum two undiluted coats as above.

However higher the applied thickness (DFT), higher resistance to withstand a fire of a certain temperature and duration. (An abnormally high resistance required would need proportionate higher DFT taking into account kind of substrate and thus will need calculation from specialists.)

Variants / packing available: Send enquiry.
The amount by which FRX-042 coatings retard a particular fire will depend, among other things, on (i) the amount of FRX-042 coating applied, (ii) the conditions of the other elements of the assembly, (iii) the conditions of the fire itself and (iv) quality of enamel paint used . It is the sole responsibility of the applicator to ensure that FRX-042 coatings are applied in accordance with the application directions, paint is not cracked, chipped or peeling. FRX-042 coatings will only contribute to slowing fire spread for the area where applied and will not, by themselves, prevent a fire from starting or continuing.

How to convert normal paint into FRX-042 [Suitable for both Water and Thinner base]

  1. Pour Enamel Paint, Additive (350 to 400 parts for one Liter of Enamel Paint), Thinner (125 ml for one liter of Enamel paint) into a bucket.
  2. Stir manually till it becomes a mixture
  3. Mix with blender (part of kit to be attached with hand drill – available with all electricians, carpenters, plumbers etc.) for at least 5 minutes or till the mixture is homogenous
  4. Paint is ready for application.

Note: Powder tends to settle down – stir before each pouring and intermittently during application.

Aprox. Coverage: While exact coverage will vary with method, surface finish, condition of application etc., the prepared mixture of one packet of additive with one Liter of paint with required thinner will cover approx. 100 to 110 sq. feet in first coat and 110 to 120 sq. feet in second coat.

Drying Time: Three hours. (Ambient temperature)

Usage of mixture: within 24 hours for best results. For more than 24 hours, add a little bit of thinner if mixture has become thicker. Recommended to prepare only required amount of mixture and always keep it tightly covered.

FRX-06WR [Water Repellent Coating]

Food Contact Suitable

Product Summary

The FRX-06WR Water Repellent Coating is an innovative Water Borne Coating, which is a blend of naturally occurring compounds.

It provides superior Water Repellent properties, with very good barrier properties to moisture, oil, grease and fatty acids. The Water Repellent Coating can be used on both virgin and recycled paper/fibre board, bare wood, ply board.

The coated paper replaces the use of plastic and is 100% recyclable, 100% Bio-degradable, Highly breathable, water repellent, fire retardant and suitable for food contact.

Product Applications

The Watter Repellent Coating can be used for manufacturing of food packaging, water-repellent corrugated boxes, paper bags, soap wrappers, other packaging applications , honeycomb paper, stamp papers, paper furniture, paper pallets, paper stuffed panels etc.

Product Advantages

  • Ideal replacement for plastic coated paper
  • Coated paper is bio-degradable and 100% recyclable
  • Excellent Coat ability on paper
  • Excellent finish
  • Excellent Water Resistance
  • High Coating Speeds
  • Lower Coating Weight (approx. 2-3 grams dry per sq. mts.)
  • Very Cost Effective

Physical Properties

Appearance Milky White
% Solids 40.0 ± 1.0
pH at 25° C 7 to 8
Brookfield Viscosity (CPS) Spindle 1 at 12rpm at 25° C 300 max
Surface Tension (dynes/cm) 45 ± 3
Film Characteristics Clear
Particle Size (microns) 0.1 µ

Coating Methods

The Water Repellent Coating can be easily applied/coated on paper using various methods like Gravure Method, Gravure with Myer Bar Method, Kiss Coating Method, Flat Paint Brush, Roller Application and Spray Gun Application.

  • Gravure Method
  • Mayer Bar Gravure

FRX-06SR [Repellent Coating for FABRIC]

Product Summary

Due to excessive dust and casual maintenance of furnishing fabrics in India, upholstery / carpets / curtains / car seat covers (even suits and sarees) and other kind of fabrics tend to become dirty very soon. Once a fabric has got a stain either let it remain like that or get it changed as dry-cleaning may not bring that freshness back. Now there is another option i.e. protect it with FRX-06SR. It is a chemical specially formulated by M/s KNV’S Inc., one of the PIONNER keeping in mind the climatic and living conditions in India. Once the fabric is treated, it becomes liquid / spill resistant, keeps stains / dirt away and helps fabric remain spotless and fresh much longer.

FRX-06SR works as an invisible protective layer on the fabric without affecting, in any way, the feel/breath/color etc. provides resistance from liquids, soil, dirt, stains and abrasion to all kinds of fabrics (natural and man made). It also makes routine cleaning easier and is an excellent value for money for those who value spotlessness.

It is a ‘water repellant’ and helps keep fabric clean for longer period (even after when liquid starts getting absorbed in fabric as thread continues to be protected).

Product Advantages

Repellent Coating Fabric
  • Ideal replacement for SILICONE coating.
  • Coated fabric is recyclable.
  • Excellent Coat ability on fabric.
  • Excellent finish.
  • Excellent Water Resistance
  • High Coating Speeds
  • Lower Coating Weight.
  • One litre covers approx. 80-100 sft. (350 gsm.)
  • Very Cost Effective

Physical Properties

Appearance Milky White
% Solids 40.0 ± 1.0
pH at 25° C 7 to 8
Brookfield Viscosity (CPS) Spindle 1 at 12rpm at 25° C 300 max
Surface Tension (dynes/cm) 45 ± 3
Film Characteristics Clear
Particle Size (microns) 0.1 µ

Coating Methods

The Water Repellent Coating can be easily applied/coated on paper using various methods like Gravure Method, Gravure with Myer Bar Method, Kiss Coating Method, Flat Paint Brush, Roller Application and Spray Gun Application.

  • Gravure Method
  • Mayer Bar Gravure

FRX-06 [FR treatment for Textile / Wood / Paper / Cardboard / Ply]

This product is a highly effective, economical and environmentally friendly fire retardant treatment for fabric of most types. It can be used as a fire retardant and impregnating agent on practically all water absorbent materials. FRX-06 can be applied by spraying, padding or immersion, or it can be incorporated directly into a product. The method of application depends on the type of material and structure of the fiber to be protected.

Restricts burning & flame spread.
Burning to cease within 3 - 4 seconds of Flame Removal (Should fully extinguish within 08 seconds).
Safe Non – Hazardous & Non – Toxic.
Meets : BS 5852/2006 ISO 6940 & 3120


  • Is an aqueous solution of inorganic salts. It is colorless and is odorless when dry.
  • Is chemically neutral or slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.0 to 8.0. Its primary role is to act as flame retardant.
  • Does not substantially affect the appearance or feel of the fabric if properly applied. The fabric remains soft and pliable. Since FRX-06 Fire Retardant Fabric Treatment is water soluble it can be washed out of both textiles and materials. Re – Treat after laundering.
  • Is provided in a Ready-to-Use, liquid form.

For application on a wide range of textile fabrics, to prevent or retard flame spread.

FR X-06 Textile Flame Retardant may be applied to many types of textile fabric to prevent or reduce the rate at which they burn. Prevents or retards flame spread through the formation of a localized char.


Use on drapes, furniture, bed mattress, selected areas of carpet such as near a fireplace.

Make sure the fabric is clean, then spray until thoroughly wet. Saturate deep enough to not only wet the outer fabric but to penetrate into the inner materials as well. Spray well in spaces and folds between cushions and other hidden areas. Run your hand over the fabric, rub and pad it in to allow penetration. Use protective gloves if skin is sensitive to the flame retardant material. Allow several hours to dry.

For Use On

  • Cotton and Cotton Blends
  • Paper
  • Rayon
  • Polyester
  • Acrylic Blends (<70%)
  • Cellulose
  • Cellulose Acetates
  • Polyamide
  • Wool
  • Most 100% Synthetic Blends


Many home construction materials such as dry wall and many types of carpet are naturally fire retardant to some degree or have been factory pretreated. It is items such as drapes, sofas, stuffed chairs, beds and other furniture which pose the greatest threat. These materials may catch fire and burn quickly, just like kindling. Imagine your unprotected drapes catching fire so quickly that they burn from floor to ceiling in a matter of seconds.

Drapes - Spray very wet. Open all pleats and folds to allow for maximum penetration. Spray from both sides for best results.

Furniture - Sofas, Stuffed Chairs - treat all surfaces including folds and spaces between cushions or other hidden areas. Include the bottom, for maximum protection.

Bedding - Mattresses, Box Springs, Skirting. Remove all covers, sheets etc. and treat all exposed areas including underneath the bed for maximum protection.

Carpet - Treat carpet near a fire place (or other fire source such as a heater or water heater). Treat throw down rugs.


As a general rule, apply:

1 coat - most natural fibers and blends including cotton, rayon.

2 coats- synthetic fibers and blends including polyester.

Remove a small piece of the fabric after treatment and test for flame retardant efficiency. Apply additional coat if necessary.


Flammability performance should be verified for each fabric treated. Performance may be influenced by the amount of spray applied and by the type of fabric being treated.

Spray a small test area before applying. Some fabrics do not have water fast dyes and may bleed when exposed to water base solutions.

Washing with water will remove the flame retardant material from the fabric. Reapply after washing. May withstand 3 dry cleaning cycles with standard dry cleaning solvent.

May not be effective for some fabrics.

  • Will not work on vinyl or material >70% acrylic -will not penetrate.
  • Nylon -may require additional coatings
  • Leather -has natural fire resistance.
  • Silk -may form water stains.


The required quantity depends on the absorbency of the material, its inherent flammability and its overall weight. As a rough guide:

The maximum amount of FRX-06 Fire Retardant Fabric Treatment required is equivalent to the original weight of the material to be treated (80 to 100%). i.e. if the dry fabric starts out weighing 1 kg, then it should pick up between 0.8 to 1 kg. of solution during treatment and retain an additional net added weight of 5.6 to 7 oz. after drying.


Detergents and water or shampooing (i.e.: of drapes, carpets, etc) will remove Frx-06 Fire Retardant Fabric Treatment and re - application will be necessary. Re - Treat after laundering.


Hay or Straw Bales for Display: Approximately 1 quart of FRX-06 Fire Retardant Treatment per bale is required for good penetration. Spray on with an atomizer nozzle.

Cardboard: Corrugated cardboard is best treated with a fine atomized spray on both sides. Do not soak material in any one spot for too long a period, since this will warp the cardboard and make it lose its shape.

Paper and Decorative Materials: Thorough saturation of paper with a spray will work. For best results, hang paper during spraying. Total immersion can be used but a test sample is advised.

For Use On

Application by Industry

Convention /Hospitality Military Automobile
Furnture Mining R Complexes
Carpt Reail Publishing
Entet Pulp and Paper Food Service
Rdences Libraries Government
Trade Shows /Exhibitions /Fairs Thea & Museums Hosptals & Clinics
Senior Citizen Homes Public Office Buildings Hotels & Centers
Nursing Homes Long Term Care Facilities Rodeo (Straw)

And other places of public assembly which are required to be furnished with fire resistant materials to protect the public, as well as property, against accidental ignition or arson

Application by Product Group

Textiles Paper & Cellulosics
Lab Coats, Coveralls Work Clothing Trade show displays Packaging
Velour Wall Coverings Straw and Hay Cardboard
Drapery, Curtains Cotton & Canvass Decorations Book & Documents
Carpets Linen (Table Cloths) Acoustic Tiles Crepe Paper
Tentsœ * Upholstery Wood chips, Sawdust Fiber Roof Board

* The Water – Soluble properties of FRX-06 Fabric Treatment Limits these applications. Addition of a sealant is required to protect the Fire Retardant from leaching if exposed to water.

Technical Data

1. Specific Gravity 1.10 + 1 – 0.05
2. Appearance /Odor Colorless free flowing liquid
3. Dry Time Dependent upon fabric type and thickness
4. Coverage 6 -7 Sq mtrs /Ltr.
5. Storage Limits Store in cool dry location away from direct sunlight. Keep from freezing, (above 32?F (O?C))
6. Spreading Capacity Depends upon type of fabrics. As a thumb rule, fabrics will consume same amount of materials as when soaked in water and gently squeezed. The dry add on weight to the fabric is approx. 15 to 18 %.
7. Indicative Consumption Curtain Cloth 4 SQM /Ltr.
Mattress Covers 6 SQM /Ltr.
Furnishing Fabrics 3 SQM /Ltr.
Grey Canvas 2 to 4 SQM /Ltr. (Depending upon the fabric weight)


Dip or spray Material to be treated must be soaked & squeezed in such a manner that after drying, the weight of material increases by about 15 to 18 percent. Ordinarily this can be achieved by dipping or spraying on the material till fully wet as required for the duration of 2 to 10 minutes. Grey canvas should be soaked for one hour to twenty four depending upon its weight.

Light fabrics (Wt. approx 200 gm/m or less) become stiff due to excessive add on weight. Suitable thinning with clean water upto 1:1 may be carried out after patch test.

Important - Patch Test

It is advisable to carry out a Patch Test by dipping a small sample of fabric to be flame protected in FRX-06 as per guidelines given under “Application “ check for stiffness and flame proof properties. Decrease dipping time, If fabric is too stiff and increase dipping time, If flame proof properties are not satisfactory.

To check flameproof properties of fabric, cut a sample apprx. 25mm x 200mm and hold it vertically with one end over a burner or burning candle. The fabric is flame proofed, if when fire is removed the burning of fabric ceases with 3 -4 seconds.

FRX-06 does not stain or Discolour the fabric.

Fabrics treated with FRX-06 can withstand drycleaning.


Meets BS 3120 /3119 / BS 5852/2006 ISO 6940

Will withstand repeated soap /water wash but not dry cleaning.

Can be applied on – site or at our works.

1. Specific Gravity 1.10
2. Coverage 5 -6 Sq mtrs /Ltr.
3. Test Method To be tested after dipping for 10 min.
4. Fire Retardancy Fire will not spread beyond area in contact with flame.
5. Fire Resistance Test Burning should cease with 3- 4 seconds of flame removal & should fully extinguish with max 8 seconds of Flame Removal.


  • FRX-06CL is an intumescent liquid applied, single component, clear, coating that contains highly effective fire retardants to reduce flame spread in the event of fire.
  • Passes British standard BS 476, Part 7, with a Class I fire rating. Forms a clear, non-yellowing, water resistant fire retardant finish that protects the substrate from combustion and heat.
  • Can be used over painted surfaces, fiber insulation, polyurethane foam, wood, and other combustible surfaces – “Upgrades”, fire prone Class 4 Fire rated surfaces, to the highest safety Class I, Fire rated surface.
  • Clear coating provides fire suppression without compromising on aesthetic appeal. Coated surface retains its original appearance & is in fact protected by the water & weather resistant properties of FRX-06CL.
  • Very low spread of flame and extremely low smoke emission.
  • Lowers substrate temperature through chemical reaction process.
  • Produces a fully adhered, seamless, waterproof membrane.
  • Protects substrate against rust, corrosion, UV damage, and salt damage.
  • Easy to apply directly out of the container by brush, roller or airless spray. No primers or thinners are required.
  • May be used on vertical, pitched and horizontal surfaces without drips and runs.
  • Remains flexible, tough and weatherproof at low temperatures and will not flow at high temperatures. Single component ready to use.
  • Sets quickly and begins to cure immediately after application.

Technical Specifications

This product is based on Green Building technology and eco friendly.

It has specifically Phosphorous and Nitrogen based compound.

Both compounds are non-halogen based and 100% safe to humans.

Its clear water look like liquid .

  • Phosphorus content : < 7%
  • Nitrogen emission content < 6%
  • Density : 1.05 gms/cc
  • Appearance : Clear Water
  • Boiling Point : 99C
1 Base Clear, water resistant intumescent coating.
2 Drying Time (IS : 101) Touch dry – 1 Hour , Hard dry – 24 hours
3 Coverage 5 sq mtrs /ltr (per coat). (3 - 4 coats are advised)
4 Consistency Suitable for brushing /Spraying.
5 Flash Point (IS : 101) > 25°C
6 Flame Test (IS:162 Clause 4.3) Pass
7 Surface flame spread (BS : 476 part 7) Class 1 rating
8 Fire propogation index (BS : 476 part 6) Pass
9 Primer Not required
10 Thinners Not required
11 Shelf Lime 12 Months from date of manufacture.

Applications Areas

Multi- layered paint is a major contributory factor to the cause and rapidity of fire spread. Wooden surfaces are in any case a fire hazard…. Buildings , railway coaches, industrial establishments, hospitals, shopping malls, cinemas, banks, … can now all be made much safer , simply paint on FRX-06CL on all combustible surfaces and achieve the highest possible CLASS 1 fire safety rating, currently available worldwide.


Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound & rust free. Abrade off existing coating /varnish /paints. For best results apply as follows:

  1. Mix contents well. Add thinner if needed. Brush should move smoothly.
  2. Abrade off existing coating /varnish – using 300 grit sandpaper.
  3. Apply 1st coat, either using brush /sponge pad. Allow to touch dry 2 hours.
  4. Lightly re-sand FRXcoated surface again using 300 grit sandpaper.
  5. Apply 2nd coat. Allow to touch dry 2 hours.
  6. Repeat light re – sanding & apply 3rd coat. Allow to touch to air dry 24 hours.
  7. Lightly re – sand 3rd coat & apply final touch – up with 4th coat of FRX-06CL.

FRX-24 [Flame Retardant Industrial]

FRX-24 Flame Retardant industrial is a substance that can be chemically inserted into the polymer molecule or be physically blended in polymer after polymerizaton to supress, reduce, delay or modify the propogation of the flame through a plastic material.

Where FRX-24 can be used

FRX-24 can be mainly used as flame retardant in many plastics and reins of the application of manufacturing electrical and automobile parts. They are used as flame retarding plasticizers or additives in cellulose, polyester and polyurethane. They are also used as aa plasticizer in vinyl automotive upholstery and in cellulose acetate articles.

Product Specifications

1. Appearance Clear Oily Liquid
2. Color Light Pale Yellow
3. Acidity Content 0.05 max mg.
4. Specific Gravity 1.208 ± 0.005 at 25°C
5. Refractive Index 1.560 ± 0.001 at 25°C
6. Proprietary Blend Content > 96.8%

Instruction For Addition

Rubber, Plasic, Paint, FRP and flexible PU Foams which has to be made Flame Retardant with uses of FRX-24 at the concentration of 10-12 phr.

Flame Retardant Test Report
Flame Retardant Test Report
Flame Retardant Test Report
Flame Retardant Test Report

Vision / Mission


Our mission is to lead the industry to the front with complete commitment and dedication to standards, quality, productivity & customer satisfaction, & to become a sustainable export trading company to business partners & communities globally.