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Flammability testing

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  • In 2018 our UKAS-accredited flammability lab doubled in size enabling our experts to better serve our customers through this increased capacity.

    Our experts can test all types of:

    • Upholstery
    • Fabrics
    • Foams
    • Feathers
    • Fillings

    We test to applicable sections of:

    • The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended)
    • BS 7175:1989. Methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources
    • BS 7176:2007+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by testing composites
    • BS 7177:2008+A1:2011 Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases
    • BS EN 597-1:2015 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases. Ignition source smouldering cigarette
    • BS EN 597-2:2015 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases. Ignition source: match flame equivalent
    • BS EN 1021-1:2014 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source smouldering cigarette
    • BS EN 1021-2:2014 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture. Ignition source match flame equivalent

    Flammability testing is a complex subject so to determine which test you are legally required to undertake contact our team.


    For further background our experts have authored two guides:


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