An experience, from well over 10 years ago now, of going to see some fabric being tested at a BSI test centre (British Standards Institute) left a lasting impression.
My initial reaction was one of shock as the piece of material being tested literally vanished in a mighty swoosh of flames.
The next reaction was of laughter as the tester (clearly a technician at the top of his game) was a great performer with terrific comic timing. He turned to the group of us immediately the material burnt up and said “Well, that went up like the Hindenburg!”
That dark humour breaks the ice is sometimes a good thing and he judged his audience well as he now had our undivided attention!
This was all to show that there are some things unseen that we all take for granted. We don’t ever think about whether the clothes we are wearing, or the sofa we are sitting on will go up (very quickly) in flames when unexpectedly put to the test.
Bad, very!! Good
Fireproofing is one of those unseen things.
“Why would I want my banner fabrics fireproofed when I only use them outside in the rain on this wet
Not an unreasonable question you could argue. However, we don’t know you will always use our branding solutions outside so we have to make sure there are no unexpected and unwanted surprises for you.
So, we treat all our fabrics, while we are making them, to the most stringent standards, easily passing the B2 test required at the European level.
Yet another example of our, this time unseen, attention to detail.
A pity some of our competitors don’t think like this!!!