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Natural Non-Permanent Flame Retardant

Natural Non-Permanent Flame Retardant

Scientists are finding alarming amounts of flame retardant chemicals (called polybrominated diphenyl ethers [PBDEs]) in humans and animals around the world, even in the arctic.

Read the excellent how-to article by Seventh Generation for practical tips to reduce the amount of PBDEs in household dust, and for a list of computers that aren’t impregnated with the chemicals.

Meanwhile, though, if you have young children or someone who is immobilized for one reason or another (babies and the elderly, for example), what should you use to keep their clothes from being flammable? Here is a formula that isn’t permanent, but you can
use it as a spray on clothes (let it dry and then clothe the person):

Nonpermanent Flame Retardant
2.5 ounces borax
2 cups boiling hot water

Combine the borax and boiling water in a bowl and stir until all the borax is dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle, shake, and spray onto the clothes. Don’t rinse. Let dry before dressing the person in the clothes. Reapply the spray after each wash.

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5:47PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

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11:11AM PST on Nov 17, 2012

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1:41AM PDT on Apr 25, 2007

Invitation Letter from The General Secretary of China Flame Retardant Society (CFRS)

China International Flame Retardant The Second Industry Exhibition for International New Type Fire Resistant Technology and Fire Resistant Material of China 2007 will be held at Shanghai New International Expo.Center on 29th Nov.-2nd Dec.2007. This exhibition has authorized by Ministry of Foreign Trade And Economic Cooperation and supported by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association.The key point of this exhibition is that our society unites ten correlative associations include plastics,raw material, additives, auxiliary compounds, special improved plastics and processing equipments. And there will be an international exhibition upon 50,000 sq.m.at the same time and same venue.This exhibition will be the only one organized by 11 associations and societies in this country.The exhibitors and attendees of other 10 exhibitions are also our users of flame retardants and flame retarded materials.Of course they are our visiters.
There will be more than 200 producers and trade companies of flame retardants and flame retarded materials to join this exhibition.
Hereon, I sincerely welcome all exhibitores and attendees on behalf of CFRS.
An madatary national standard “Requirements and mark for burning behavior of flame retarded products and subassembly in public places ”will be come true by the end of 2006,it must be enforced to carry out.As a result,it will promote a great prosperity in China′s flame retardant industry.
It is estimated that the demand for new flame retardants and flame retarded materials will be greatly increasing from 2007.The people from all trades and professions want to know more about flame retarding technology, how to make use of them in national construction, while China International Flame Retardant Industry Exhibition’2007 will meet the demand in the nick of time, and will provide a good chance and a huge stage for exhibitors to show their new products and new technology.
China Flame Retardant Society is your sincerely friend.
Wish The Second Industry Exhibition for International New Type Fire Resistant Technology and Fire Resistant Material of China 2007 successful.

1:40AM PDT on Apr 25, 2007

The Second Industry Exhibition for International New Type Flame-retarding Technology and Flame-retarding Material of China 2007 (And Exhibition, Trade, Purchase and Discussion of Flame-retarding Industry)

Date: November 29-December 2, 2007
Exhibition Hall: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Venue: No. 2345, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area

Approved by: Ministry of Foreign Trade And Economic Cooperation, PRC
Sponsored by: China Flame Retardant Society
China Ordnance Society
Undertaken by: China Flame Retardant Society Exhibition Office
Shanghai Sihai Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.

Welcome all manufacturers at home and abroad to register for exhibition actively!

Exhibition Schedule:
Check in: November 27-28, 2007(9:00-17:30)
Formal exhibition: November 29, - December2, 2007(9:00-16:30)
Curtain Time: November 29, 2007 (9:38am)
Date of breaking up: December 2, 2007 (pm 2:30China Flame Retardant Society Shanghai Exhibition Office:


Add: Room 1102, 1880-79, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai City Institute of Technology Zip: 201204
Tel: 021-33780497
Fax: 021-33780479
Contact:Nicole 13641710818
Website designated by the conference: www.flameexpo.com
E-mail: wulian126@hotmail.com
nicole.wu@263.net

1:40AM PDT on Apr 25, 2007

The Second Industry Exhibition for International New Type Flame-retarding Technology and Flame-retarding Material of China 2007 (And Exhibition, Trade, Purchase and Discussion of Flame-retarding Industry)

Date: November 29-December 2, 2007
Exhibition Hall: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Venue: No. 2345, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area

Approved by: Ministry of Foreign Trade And Economic Cooperation, PRC
Sponsored by: China Flame Retardant Society
China Ordnance Society
Undertaken by: China Flame Retardant Society Exhibition Office
Shanghai Sihai Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.

Welcome all manufacturers at home and abroad to register for exhibition actively!

Exhibition Schedule:
Check in: November 27-28, 2007(9:00-17:30)
Formal exhibition: November 29, - December2, 2007(9:00-16:30)
Curtain Time: November 29, 2007 (9:38am)
Date of breaking up: December 2, 2007 (pm 2:30China Flame Retardant Society Shanghai Exhibition Office:


Add: Room 1102, 1880-79, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai City Institute of Technology Zip: 201204
Tel: 021-33780497
Fax: 021-33780479
Contact:Nicole 13641710818
Website designated by the conference: www.flameexpo.com
E-mail: wulian126@hotmail.com
nicole.wu@263.net

1:37AM PDT on Apr 25, 2007

The Second Industry Exhibition for International New Type Flame-retarding Technology and Flame-retarding Material of China 2007 (And Exhibition, Trade, Purchase and Discussion of Flame-retarding Industry)

Date: November 29-December 2, 2007
Exhibition Hall: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Venue: No. 2345, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area

Approved by: Ministry of Foreign Trade And Economic Cooperation, PRC
Sponsored by: China Flame Retardant Society
China Ordnance Society
Undertaken by: China Flame Retardant Society Exhibition Office
Shanghai Sihai Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.

Welcome all manufacturers at home and abroad to register for exhibition actively!

Exhibition Schedule:
Check in: November 27-28, 2007(9:00-17:30)
Formal exhibition: November 29, - December2, 2007(9:00-16:30)
Curtain Time: November 29, 2007 (9:38am)
Date of breaking up: December 2, 2007 (pm 2:30China Flame Retardant Society Shanghai Exhibition Office:


Add: Room 1102, 1880-79, Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai City Institute of Technology Zip: 201204
Tel: 021-33780497
Fax: 021-33780479
Contact:Nicole 13641710818
Website designated by the conference: www.flameexpo.com
E-mail: wulian126@hotmail.com
nicole.wu@263.net

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