Flame Security International

About FSI

Flame Security International (FSI) is dedicated to developing highly innovative products and services that solve major problems, especially the increasing threat of fire to humans and the environment.

Background

Flame Security International (FSI) traces its origins back to 2006 in Sweden. FSI’s Swedish shareholders originally developed and sold a flame retardant textile product to IKEA in Älmhult to protect carpets and textile wall hangings in its show rooms.

A version of this textile product was also used to protect the huge straw Gavle Goat from multiple arson attempts during this famous annual Christmas festival held in central Gävle, Sweden.

During 2017, the Australian founders of FSI joined with the Swedish founders to create a new business headquartered at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. UNSW and FSI established a substantial R&D team dedicated to a wide range of fire detection, suppression and protection products. This team has since re-engineered and improved upon the original Swedish products using world class PhD chemists and chemical engineers. This has been made possible by FSI’s investors who are principally Swedish, Australian and US sophisticated investors.

In addition to FSI’s investors, FSI and UNSW are working with State Governments, other research organisations in Sweden and Australia as well as range of industry partners, manufacturers and distributors to invent and commercialise fire detection and protection products and services.  Some of these organisations can be seen here on the Australian Government CRC Project Selection Round Outcomes web page.

Leadership Team

Tony Overstead

BA (Mil) MCom UNSW
CEO and Cofounder

Justin Rooney

BBus (Fin & Eco) UTS
Managing Director
Göran Wijkmark

Göran Wijkmark

MBA KTH & SU
Chairman FSIE (Europe)

Vision

FSI’s vision is to protect people, structures and the environment from fire and other threats.

By understanding the risks, FSI is dedicated to creating innovative solutions to exceed industry needs and opportunities.

Values

These three pillars are the core of FSI’s values. They establish a robust framework for our decisions and actions every day.

Focus

Focus

  • Focus on protection from real world threats using innovative chemistry and unique technologies
  • Assessing and understanding risks
  • Creating partnerships with key industry, community and government organisations
Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Core commitment to environmental responsibilities and the circular economy
  • Recognising and embracing diversity in culture, gender and other traditional barriers
  • Committed to sustainable solutions - from the responsible sourcing of resources to Best Practise in processes, manufacturing and recycling
Innovation

Innovation

  • FSI has a strong history and ongoing commitment to Research & Development directed at industry needs and opportunities
  • Always valuing creativity and problem solving
  • Building a team of people who are best in their fields of expertise

Grant Partners

The University of NSW

The ARC Fire Training centre at the University of NSW (UNSW) is a world-leading centre for innovation in fire safety technologies.

UNSW is the leading engineering university in the Southern Hemisphere and is based in Sydney, Australia. It has an outstanding academic reputation globally. Flame Security International (FSI) teamed up with chemical and mechanical engineers at UNSW to develop highly innovative fire protection products.

Grant funding and private investor funding enabled FSI & UNSW to establish the largest fire protection Research and Development (R&D) team in Australia, possibly worldwide.

All products are manufactured in Australia and Sweden to the highest sustainability criteria possible.

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Government

Together with UNSW, FSI was awarded a record amount of R&D grant funding from the Australian government to develop ground breaking, environmentally friendly products to protect people, structures and the environment from fire & other threats.  These Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) address these 3 key areas:

  • Textiles & Polymers (CRC-P 5)
  • Autonomous Intelligent Fire Protection 
    Systems (CRC-P 6)
  • Solar Skin (CRC-P 8).