Fire Retardant Mesh – Sports Netting & Batting Cages By admin | Published on December 2, 2019April 15, 2020 The majority of netting in the marketplace is not naturally fire retardant. Due to accidents and increased regulation by local Fire Marshals, fire codes for batting cage and other sports facilities using netting are becoming more strict for products that will hang/drape inside a building, which may obstruct exit and/or may cause the fire to spread more rapidly. Practice Sports offers a solution for netting requiring a certified fire retardant rating. Receive an instant quote for custom fire retardant nets. The Following Fire Retardant Net Passes NFPA 701-1989 Small Scale Flame Resistance 1-3/4″ Fire Retardant Netting Mesh 1-3/4″ Knotless Mesh Perfect for baseball barrier netting & batting cage tunnels. This is a heavy-duty mesh material which works great for indoor training facilities. 7/8″ Knotless Mesh – White or Black Perfect for multi-sport tunnels, such as golf & baseball. Also excellent for other sports such as hockey, lacrosse & cricket. A high-end fire-retardant netting material, used in many commercial applications around the US & Canada. The testing for the knotless mesh was performed by Bodycote Materials Testing Canada Inc. Knotted fire retardant net mesh also available Considered Class A in the fire testing, the best possible rating for fire ratings by the NFPA. Please contact us to receive a quote for fire-retardant netting, or for fire testing documentation. Observations The mesh material for fire retardant nets identified in this report was tested with the mesh in an open (square) position when mounted in the specimen holders. The specimens were also configured to expose the most possible vertical “strings” of the mesh within the test area. In all cases, the nylon strings ignited and, for the most part, melted and fell away from the test specimen to the floor of the test chamber, where the drops immediately self-extinguished. Also, the flames would occasionally travel across the spaces in the mesh to ignite the adjacent mesh strings. The char lengths reported herein reflect a worse-case scenario, as they were measured to the next mesh level, furthest away from the point of test flame impingement. Conclusions When tested “as received”, the netting material identified in this report meets the flame resistance requirements of the NFPA 701-1989 Small Scale Test. Contact Us today for a quote on custom netting, or batting cage nets that meet the above flame testing requirements.