Bollom Flamebar N5

A highly effective, economical water based flame retardant solution designed to improve safety on a wide range of wood products. Ideal for insulation board, cork, heavyweight cardboard, industrial belting, stage wood props, exhibition boards, sawdust, wood fibre, shavings, wood nuggets, peat, bark vacuum impregnation of wood, straw, and more.

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From the Flamebar product range, Bollom Flamebar N5 is a highly effective, economical water based flame retardant solution designed to improve safety on a wide range of wood products;

  • Insulation board
  • Cork
  • Heavyweight cardboard
  • Industrial belting
  • Stage wood props
  • Exhibition boards
  • Sawdust
  • Wood fibre
  • Shavings
  • Wood nuggets
  • Peat
  • Bark vacuum impregnation of wood
  • Straw

We recommend that a small sample is tested before application to main substrate, to check suitability and application rate. Dry and test with match or suitable flame.

Flamebar N5 is supplied ready for use, in a warm ventilated atmosphere drying will be quicker, but be aware that drying too quickly can cause white marking on surface. Bollom Flamebar N5 will withstand dry cleaning solvents but needs re-application after washing or other exposure to water. It is long lasting in dry conditions.

British Standards
Flamebar flame retardants have been tested on a wide variety of materials to British Standard levels as listed on fire certificate data sheet.These include BS5867 part 2 1980 flammability of furnishing standard mainly for fabrics and building regulation standard BS476 part 7 surface spread of flame.These are mainly on wood and allied products.

Flame Retardancy
It is not possible to produce a non ignitable finish on all materials. The level varies, but the most effective treatments are on absorbent materials like cotton and other natural fibres; wood, straw, cardboard and paper products etc. Synthetic materials are more difficult to treat with most plastics being extremely difficult to upgrade this way. Finishes like scotchguard stain proofing present difficulties of penetration. Increased penetration is normally possible by adding wetting agent or raising the temperature of the solution. The purpose is to obtain the best flame retardancy possible with the particular material applying the most suitable flame retardant.This is to make the material more difficult to ignite, to slow any flame spread down to a minimum and prevent smouldering. In this way, in case of fire, it helps along with other measures to provide a time delay for people to evacuate the area safely.

Performance: Correctly treated items exhibit good flame retardancy with no smouldering or afterglow, but some items like synthetics which are non absorbent are more difficult to treat. Good fast colours are normally not affected. Protect mirrors, metals, decorative and polished surfaces. Wash with clean water.

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I have a wood fire surround that projects slightly over a fireplace area with wood burner fitted. the surround is approx 300mm away from the fire, would this product help to protect the surround from any heat

steve abrahams from bourne (uk) - 13/10/16


Bollom Flamebar N5 wouldn’t offer any protection in this situation, something like 1001 Fire Retardant Treatment would be more appropriate for timber BUT, the fire surround itself shouldn't get very hot, if it does this would be a fire risk and it would need to be removed rather than painted with something.

I need to cover 256 square feet. How much do I need to order?

Kirsten Shearon from Grantown-on-Spey (UK) - 11/03/16

Coverage for wood products varies between 4 - 6m² per litre depending on absorbency. For 256 sq. ft. you would require 4 - 6 litres of Bollom Flamebar N5.

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Free delivery on orders over £75 (terms & conditions)

• Deliveries will be made within 3 working days (standard delivery)
• You must be UK mainland based for the free delivery offer.
• Postcodes listed are excluded from the free delivery and priced below.

Please note: deliveries will need to be signed for at the point of delivery.

UK Mainland OnlyUp to £75.00£75.01 +
Standard (2/3 working days)£8.00FREE
Next Day£15.00£15.00
Next day before 09:00am£30.00£30.00
Next day before 10:30am£25.00£25.00
Next day before 12:00pm£20.00£20.00
Saturday Delivery£35.00£35.00

£25 (Standard 2-3 Day Delivery Only)

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Please note that all carriage prices are quoted without V.A.T. at the current rate.

Scottish Islands - outside standard distribution area, please contact us for a quote.

There may be an exception for heavy goods when purchased in quantity where we will contact you to advise any additional charges.

Next Day delivery and Saturday Service is available on stocked items for orders received before 11:00am only.

Because of the nature of our products, we use specially selected carriers to ensure safe and prompt delivery to you.

Please note: Any time or date named by Rawlins Paints Limited for delivery is given and intended as an estimate only and Rawlins Paints Limited shall not be liable to make good any damage or loss whether arising directly or indirectly out of a delay in delivery. Deliveries are made using a reliable nationwide carrier. Although over 99% of consignments arrive on time, we recommend that no labour is employed to undertake work until materials have arrived on site.

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Flamebar N5 MSDS

Whilst every effort is made to ensure our data sheets are up to date, we advise you check the latest revision directly with the manufacturer to ensure you have the most current version.
E J Rawlins & Co. Ltd trading as Rawlins Paints make available product data sheets and information in good faith but without warranty. We do not accept liability for any errors or omissions contained within the data sheets or any outdated versions.