Flammability Testing

Applied Lab is your resource for all flammability testing for your fabrics, offering accredited results and certification for fire codes.

Flammability Testing with Applied Lab

Fire code requirements vary by application and location which creates a need for certified testing. Applied Lab offers a variety of flammability tests to ensure textiles meet fire codes in whatever environment they will be used. Don’t let fire code requirements limit your fabric selections – Applied Lab is here for you with testing and certified results, ensuring your beautiful fabrics perform to the requirements of the environment.

Upholstery

Drapery (Vertical)

Wallcovering

IMO

Miscellaneous

International

Upholstery

California Technical Bulletin 117: 2013 – Cover Fabric Test

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

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

NFPA 260 (Cover Fabric Test)

Measures the ability of an upholstery fabric to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

UFAC (technical equivalent to NFPA 260, ASTM E1353) (Fabric Classification Test)

Measures the ability of an upholstery fabric to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

ASTM E1353 (Cover Fabric Test)

Measures the ability of an upholstery fabric to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

Drapery (Vertical)

NFPA 701: Test #1

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 width

California Title 19, Section 1237.1 – Proposed Revision

Performed to classify draperies and decorative materials used within the state of California. Specimens are subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 12 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x Full width

CAN/ULC S109

Canadian Flammability Standard consisting of two vertical flame tests: a small scale test which exposes specimens to 40mm (1.5 in) flame for 12 seconds and a large scale test which exposes specimens to a 280mm (11in) flame for 2 minutes. Rates flame spread and smoke development of interior finish building materials.

Lead time: 5-7 days
Yardage required: 4 Yd x Full width

Boston BFD IX-1

Used to classify draperies and decorative materials used within the city of Boston, MA. Specimens are subjected to a 6 inch propane torch flame for 10 seconds.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 12” x 36”

ASTM D6413

Flame Resistance of Vertical Textiles

Lead time: Call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

Can2-4.162 - M80 Hospital Drapery Textiles

Establishes flammability performance requirements for patient apparel, mattresses, bed linen, window drapes, cubicle curtains and carpets that are designed for general use in hospitals (Withdrawn)

Lead time: Call for lead time
Yardage Required: call for requirements

Wallcovering

ASTM E84 Adhered

Rates flame spread and smoke development of interior finish building materials. 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 width

ASTM E84 Unadhered

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.

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

CAN/ULC S102

Rates flame spread and smoke development of interior finish building materials.

Lead time: call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

IMO

IMO Part 7 - Drapery

Used to classify drapery materials for use on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to increasing levels of ignition until ignition is sustained.

Lead time: 7-10 days
Yardage required: 1.5 Yd x Full width

IMO Part 8 - Upholstery

Used to classify upholstery materials for use on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to smoldering cigarette and a 20s, 35mm flame ignition sources.

Lead time: 7-10 days
Yardage required: 2 Yd x Full width

IMO Part 9 - Bedding

Used to classify bedding materials for used on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to smoldering cigarette and a 20s, 35mm flame ignition sources.

Lead time: 7-10 days
Yardage required: 2 Yd x Full width

Miscellaneous

16 CFR 1610

Used to classify fabrics’ ease of ignition and burning rate. Specimens are subjected to a 5/8 inch flame for 1 second and given a classification based on performance.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage Required: 18” x 36”

ASTM D1230

Used to classify fabrics’ ease of ignition and burning rate. Specimens are subjected to a 5/8 inch flame for 1 second and given a classification based on performance.

Lead time: 3-5 days
Yardage required: 18” x 36”

FMVSS 302, CMVSS 302, ASTM D5132, SAE J369

Used to classify automotive interior materials. Specimens are held horizontal and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 15 seconds. Burn rate is calculated.

Lead time: call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

FAA 25.853b4

Used to classify drapery materials for use in NY/NJ Port Authority buildings. Based on the FAA 25.853 tests specimens are tested vertically and subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 12 seconds.

Lead time: Call for lead time
Yardage required: call for requirements

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