In 1997 FSP was awarded with the contract of the upgrading and fire proofing of Caterpillar Mining trucks through-out Australia. This was born out of a safety requirement to protect the drivers in the instance of an engine fire, so they may escape over the FSP engine cover. This innovative mindset of FSP focused on safety and durability has grown the company to what it is today.
FSP14A was discovered whilst searching for a material to strengthen polystyrene to use for light weight building materials. Polystyrene and its unique structure limits its ability to mix with most other materials except FSP14A. After stringent testing it was discovered that FSP14A was also fire retardant and anti- static which led to its approval as a FRAS Material for use in the mining industry in January of 1995.