Safety Flame Retardant

Safety Flame Retardant

Modern engines are required to work in many different environments, all of which put different demands on the air filters being used to protect that engine. There are some operating environments where there is a fire risk with the chance that a filter could have holes burnt in it, or even just ignite. To reduce the chance of this occurring, PLASTICNET has developed many different types of flame retardant filter media to meet these demands.


When would you use a Flame Retardant Filter?

  1. For vehicles or mass-transit, such as bus, train, high speed rail, airplane, etc. The type of dust present can pose a real fire risk, or even the chance of an explosion, if there was a backfire from the engine into an air cleaner equipped with a standard media filter.
  2. When operating in environments where there are fires close by, such as bush fire fighting trucks, forestry vehicles, or fire fighting pumps.


These engines can often be operated in conditions where embers could easily be drawn into the intake system. If this happens to a vehicle equipped with a standard filter, the embers could burn a hole in the media, or even ignite the filter. This could result in expensive engine damage happening very rapidly, or causing the engine to stop during an emergency situation.To minimize this risk, PLASTICNET has a range of filters for engines commonly used in these roles that are made with a special UL_V0 approved flame retardant media.


With the 3D conical structure, it also offers low pressure drop to maintain the optimum air flow for the engine. Our safety filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame retardant and the dissipation of static charges. These include metal dusts, fumed silica, plastic or composite dusts, carbon black and more.


The flame retardant media is specially made from combination of Polypropylene eco-friendly material with our patented GECOMAT Fiber Technology, allows it to be washed multiple times and longer its life-time without decreasing the filtration efficiency.