Our Story

A History Unlike Any Other

Zeroignition didn’t begin life like many other fire retardant chemicals. And Zeroignition Group didn’t start as most other technology companies do either.

How cedar shakes would shake up the fire protection industry forever.

We were founded by Dan Baroux – a larger than life character and serial inventor. One evening he noticed that sparks and embers from the wood stove were landing on the cedar shakes on the roof of his timber framed home. He was concerned that this could catch fire so he talked to the owner of a local roofing company about applying fire retardant.  The owner said that they had stopped using fire retardant because it made his crew sick and it burned their eyes.

The very same day Dan bought a bundle of cedar shakes and the inventing began – a quest for a safe and effective fire retardant that would stop houses burning and save lives.

A Global Team of Experts With One Goal - to Save lives.

Today, after more than 17 years of development, we now have a tried and tested formula that can be impregnated into anything fibrous. Yet that doesn’t stop our team of fire protection specialists and scientists continuously developing Zi-S and Zi-P in our R&D centers to further increase its effectiveness and diversity.

Together with our customers, we’re helping prevent reaction to and the spread of fire in materials people live and work around every day.

Environmental Sustainability

The natural approach to fire protection.

Environmental Sustainability

Meet the Team

The people behind the mission.

Meet the Team


We have put together a selection of the most common questions that we get asked.