A.C.T. Flammability Tests

Applied Lab has many flammability tests available to ensure fire code compliance. This page looks at the flammability tests laid out by the Association for Contract Textiles' Voluntary Performance Standards.

A.C.T. Flammability Testing

For flammability requirements testing is important to ensure fabrics will pass required fire codes. Applied Lab offers a variety of flammability tests to ensure your fabric will pass the required codes and to provide an accredited certificate of fire code compliance. For more information on ACT, click here.
See Flammability page for additional flammability tests.

California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013

NFPA 701: 2015 Test #1

NFPA 701: 2015 Test #2

ASTM E84 Adhered

ASTM E84 Unadhered

California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013

A.C.T. Upholstery Standard

Evaluates cigarette ignition resistance of upholstery cover fabrics. A cigarette is placed on a mockup assembly of the cover fabric wraped around foam.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 1 Yd x Full

NFPA 701: 2015 Test #1

A.C.T. Drapery Standard

Used to classify fabrics or other materials used in curtains, draperies or other window treatments as well as other hanging textile items. Specimens are held vertically and subjected to a 4-inch flame for 45 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 1 Yd x Full

NFPA 701: 2015 Test #2

A.C.T. Drapery Standard

Used to classify fabrics used in curtains, draperies or other window treatments, vinyl-coated fabrics and plastic films used for decorative purposes as well as fabrics used in architectural structures and banners. Specimens are held vertically (either in flat strips or a manner resembling drapery folds) and are subjected to an 11-inch flame for 2 minutes.

Lead Time: 5-7 days
Yardage Required: 3 Yd x Full

ASTM E84 Adhered

A.C.T. Direct Glue Wallcoverings and Adhered Panels Standard

Rates flame spread and smoke development of interior finish building materials. The unadhered method is used for materials that will not ultimately be glued to a surface. The adhered method is used when materials will be glued to a surface. Gypsum board and GRC board simulate drywall and noncombustible surfaces, respectively.

Lead time: 3-4 weeks
Yardage Required: 4.5 Yd x Full

ASTM E84 Unadhered

A.C.T. Wrapped Wall Panels and Upholstered Walls Standard

Rates flame spread and smoke development of interior finish building materials. The unadhered method is used for materials that will not ultimately be glued to a surface. The adhered method is used when materials will be glued to a surface. Gypsum board and GRC board simulate drywall and noncombustible surfaces, respectively.

Lead Time: 3-4 weeks
Yardage Required: 4.5 Yd x Full

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