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.
FSI has teamed up with world class UNSW PhD chemical, material and fire engineers, plus a range of State Governments, other research institutions, industry partners, manufacturers and distributers to invent and commericalise fire protection products.
This has been made possible by FSI investors who are principally Australian, Swedish and US sophisticated investors; along with substantial grant support from the Australian government. See more at Rounds 5,6, & 8 at the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Selection.
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.
These three pillars are the core of FSI’s values. They establish a robust framework for our decisions and actions every day.
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.
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: