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Foam testing

  • Foam Scatter Cushions
  • Foam Durability
  • Foam Flammability
  • The experts at FIRA International test a wide variety of foams from scatter cushions which are subject to light use to heavy duty usage – such as arm rests for public transport.

    The type of test doesn’t vary for different uses of foam, but the pounding load and cycles required will vary depending on the intended foam usage.

    Our foam experts take measurements pre-test, then post-test to analyse differences, these results determine the performance level of the foam when assessed against standards.

    Furthermore our four chamber UKAS-accredited flammability lab has the latest capabilities to test foams to applicable sections under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended).

    Contact our experts who will help you to determine which test(s) are applicable to your foams. By understanding the intended use of foam they will advise on minimum test performance levels. Our experts will also explain which mandatory foam flammability tests are required by law.