Fabric Flare offers a comprehensive flame proofing system for upholstery, drapes, wall coverings, timber and wood based products. With a research and development programme designed to meet every requirement of passive fire prevention, we continue to provide the means of verified compliance and remain competitive in an increasingly legislative and safety conscious environment.
Michael Wolfinden, Founder
1959: Michael Wolfinden qualified as a civil engineer specialising in the mathematical design aspects of building structures.
1968: Michael was appointed Managing Director of Murtile (GB) Ltd The Gallagher engineering subsidiary.
1976: With the age of accredited laboratories, Michael embarked on a research and development programme that successfully culminated in his first flame retardants for textiles.
1985: Michael was elected a member of Institute of Fire Engineers and continued to refine his formulations to meet the demands of fire prevention legislation.
1994: Michael incorporated Fabric Flare and the treatment facility in Beccles, Suffolk, where the processing of materials with his new 'Duraflam®' flame resistant system started.
2009: Fabric Flare achieved an ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems certificate.
2012: Fabric Flare achieved an ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems Certificate, along side its ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certificate.
2017: New Managing Director Cheryl Hopkins.
2021: Fabric Flare Solutions moved to new and improved premises at 44 Pinbush Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7NL.
Today: Fabric Flare is still an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 approved company and continues to offer a comprehensive fireproofing solution to fabrics and timber products.