Flame Retardant Backing

Flame Retardant Backing

  • Flame Retardant Backing on Fabric

SBI Flame Retardant Backing

This is an incredibly effective finish that enables upholstery fabrics to meet commercial flame retardant standards. It significantly reduces your fabric’s ability to burn by decreasing its capacity for combustion. Our proprietary application techniques help maintain your fabric’s flexibility and breathability, while adding the necessary stability required for upholstery applications.

Processing Time: 7-10 business days

3-4 Day Rush Service Available!

About the Finish

SBI Flame Retardant Backing is an acrylic-based formulation that is applied to your fabric. It decreases your fabric’s capacity for combustion by reducing its ability to ignite and slowing the rate at which it burns. It also reinforces and adds stability to fabric.

  • Capable of meeting the most stringent flammability codes, see full list here. Primarily, we test for NFPA 701 Small Scale and NFPA 260
  • An SBI Certificate of Flame Retardancy is issued with EVERY order once it passes the applicable flammability code
  • Durable to repeated commercial cleanings
  • Allow 3-5% (1/2 yard minimum) extra fabric due to possible shrinkage and small work loss


  • Your fabric will be visually evaluated prior to treatment to determine finish compatibility
  • Request Pricing Information here


  1. Our Fabric: We have FREE Treated Samples of our own fabric available so you can experience the look and feel of SBI Flame Retardant Backing.
  2. Your Fabric: The best way to know how your fabric will respond to SBI Flame Retardant Backing is to send us a small sample to have treated prior to your full order. Call or email us for more details.