Safe-T-Products, use fire retardants in all our plastic devices. Fire retardants are substances that are used in materials to slow down or reduce the spread of fire, all our enclosures and electrical components have a flame retardant mixed into them. These retardants are classified as V0 retardants, which means in a vertical burn, the burning stops within 10 seconds of the drips of particles. As you will see in the images above, the material just carbonizes and does not propagate the flame, even when using a high heat source. You can also see that we are burning a variety of materials, such as PC/PBT material, and also glass-filled nylon. We include this retardant in all of Safe-T-Products enclosures and electrical components, and they pass this test easily. 

So fire retardants are chemicals that are added to materials, including plastics, to increase their resistance to ignition, reduce flame spread, and delay the time it takes for a fire to start or spread. There are various types of fire retardants, each with different properties and mechanisms of action.

V0 is a flammability rating that is commonly used to indicate the fire retardancy of plastics. V0 is the highest level of flame retardancy for plastics, and it means that the material self-extinguishes within 10 seconds of the drips of particles in a vertical burn test.

Fire retardants are commonly used in electrical and electronic products, such as enclosures and components, to improve their fire resistance and safety. This is important because electrical and electronic products generate heat and can be a source of ignition. By adding fire retardants to plastics, the risk of fire can be reduced, and the products can meet various safety standards and regulations.

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