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.


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.

Leadership Team

Tony Overstead

Tony Overstead

BA (Mil) MCom UNSW
CEO and Cofounder
Justin Rooney

Justin Rooney

BBus (Fin & Eco) UTS
Managing Director
Göran Wijkmark

Göran Wijkmark

Chairman FSIE (Europe)
Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Managing Director & CEO - Steadfast Group
Martyn Thompson

Martyn Thompson

Executive General Manager, Corporate Development - Steadfast Group


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.



  • 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


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


  • 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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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).