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3M Flame Retardant Barriers

  • 3M Flame Retardant Barrier
Flame retardant barriers are designed to create a safe and effective way to provide fire protection to a wide range of applications and to deter the spread of fire throughout any type of enclosure. Strip style flame barrier applications combines a high, diffuse reflectance surface to maximize light output with both electric shock and flame protection for lighting luminaires (particularly LED type). In the event of a fire, flame retardant barriers provide an extremely reliable way to protect people, equipment and property against the devastating effects of fire.
 
Contact us for more information regarding our 3M FRB product base options, or call us at 510-661-0950 with any questions that you may have.
 
 

3M Flame Retardant Barrier Applications

 
The 3M FRB Series is a flame retardant barrier product that is used for OEM electrical flame barrier applications. The 3M FRB Series is an inorganic-based, halogen-free material with a UL 94 flame rating of 5VA. The 3M FRB Series is a thin but strong electrical insulator that has substantial ignitability resistance. 3M flame retardant barriers can be supplied in roll or sheet form, and is a cost-effective solution in many flame barrier applications, including a wide range of electrical devices, some of which include:
 
  • Timers
  • Actuators
  • Switches
  • Batteries
  • Power converters
  • Appliances
  • General purpose lighting (including LEDs)
 

3M FRB Series Flame Barrier Application Features

 
The 3M Flame Retardant Barrier, FRB Series is a product used for OEM electrical flame barrier applications. The 3M FRB Series is an inorganic-based, halogen-free material with a UL 94 flame rating of 5VA. The 3M FRB Series is a thin but strong electrical insulator that has substantial ignitability resistance. Some additional features of 3M electric shielding products include the following:
 

Product Features:

  • An inorganic-based, halogen-free material 
  • Exceptional ignitability protection
  • Great converting capabilities: material can be conveniently die cut
  • UL 94 5VA flame rating
  • Proportionally stable: least possible shrinkage at high temperatures and low moisture retention
 
The 3M FRB flame retardant barrier series can also be custom die-cut and laser-cut into complex shapes and sizes. Rathbun is a 3M Preferred Converter and can provide custom cutting. Please visit Rathbun’s converting services or request a quote if you are interest in custom cutting and someone from our sales team will assist you.
 

3M Flame Retardant Flammability Ratings

 
A material’s flammability characteristics are classified into six categories that are listed in decreasing order of flame resistance (5VA, 5VB, V-0, V-1, V-2, HB). These categories are used to describe how well a material responds when ignited in laboratory conditions. These classifications typically apply to materials used in manufacturing enclosures, structural parts, and insulators found in consumer electronic products.
 
With its UL 94 flame rating of 5VA, the FRB Series surpasses other materials like aramid, polypropylene and polycarbonate. Its dielectric durability becomes even greater when it is densified or laminated to polyester.
 

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Contact us for more information regarding our 3M flame barrier application options, or request a quote today for an in-depth price analysis.