In any case, safety is a necessary consideration when purchasing fake plants. Therefore, continuous innovation of fake plants is underway for safety precaution. For example, in public places and agglomeration commercial places, people would like to consider whether it has the ability to face accidental disasters such as fires; in office or home environments, people need to consider whether the product causes harm to themselves physically and so on. When evaluating whether artificial plants meet safety requirements, the following 5 points are the most important:
Flame Retardant Fake Plants for Indoor Use
When it comes to building indoor simulation plant landscapes, both designers and architects will prefer to recommend artificial plants with flame retardancy for safety reasons. However, in fact, there is currently no plant product that is completely fireproof in the industry. Instead, flame retardant materials are added to achieve practical effects. Assuming an accident occurs in a public place or a private house, the fire will no longer spread after climbing to the wall covered with artificial plants, which is definitely a breakthrough.
Sunwing fake plants consist of IFR materials to meet internal fire protection requirements, passing the ISO13823 fire test. Simultaneously, to ensure interior fire safety, it’s better to have a standard B-grade flame retardant effect. Besides, artificial plant wall panels comply with the NFPA 701 fire test, which can be stable in commercial buildings.
-IFR VS FR
Fabric certified as FR has been topically treated in an immersion process with a chemical fire retardant after the fabric has been made. Because it is a partial treatment, it isn’t easy to ensure that the flame retardant properties will not weaken or gradually disappear during the time-lapse or cleaning and maintenance process.
Inherent Fire Retardant (IFR) does not have such a problem because its own chemical properties will not be eliminated over time. At the same time, this also means that its selling price will be relatively higher. The corresponding is longer service life.
-What is the NFPA 701 fire test?
NFPA 701 refers to the standard method of fire test specified by the National Fire Protection Association for the flame propagation of textiles and films. According to its requirements, the laws of many states and cities in the United States require that hanging objects such as curtains used in large public places have a certain degree of flame retardancy.
NFPA 701 (Small Scale) testing measures a fabric’s ignition resistance after it is exposed to a flame for 12 seconds. The flame, char length, and flaming residue are recorded.
The fabric will pass the test if all samples meet the following criteria:
- An after flame of less than 2.0 seconds
- A char length of less than 6.5.”
- The specimen does not continue to flame after reaching the test chamber’s floor.
Heavy Metals Free Fake Plants
The harmful effects of heavy metals on the human body are nothing new. As early as 2007, the World Health Organization announced that the accumulated heavy metals in the human living environment are related to various diseases to varying degrees, including kidney and bone damage, developmental and neurobehavioral abnormalities, increased blood pressure, and possibly even lung cancer. The most common of these are mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
Sunwing’s faux plants use completely fresh 100% PE material without heavy metal components. While striving to restore real plants’ appearance, it also fully considers the impact on human health.
No Toxicity, Harmless to Human Body and Pets
Families with children and pets may need to worry about whether real plants’ potential poison will threaten their curious family members. Using non-toxic and harmless artificial plants can completely relieve this concern. Whether your pet is keen on chewing and eating leaves will not make them sick.
Fake Plants Have UV Protection
Artificial plants placed outdoors must undoubtedly consider the problem of UV damage. Strong sunlight will accelerate the fading and even decay of plastic plants. Some products choose to use anti-ultraviolet spray on plants’ surfaces to extend their life to about 1 year to meet this challenge. Thanks to sophisticated technology and strict manufacturing control, the real high-quality ones are truly UV resistant with powders insertion to foliage.
-Intense sunlight experiment over 2000 hours
With the support of production technology, independent official laboratories’ experiments proved that Sunwing’s UV-resistant plants could withstand at least 2,000 hours of intense sunlight, which is higher than average.
No Peculiar Smell and No Attracting Bugs
Real plants sometimes give off a pleasant fragrance, but this is not continuous, and more often, it may cause people to worry about attracting insects. The emergence of artificial plants may be the best solution, and you can enjoy breathtaking greenery without bugs disturbing you.
So far, if you still have some questions or suggestions about the safety when choosing fake plants, please feel free to contact us thru [email protected] for a free catalog with pricing, and we will answer any questions you have in time.