Foam Testing

Often an integral part of upholstered furniture, beds and mattresses, it is important that foams are able to withstand the rigours of day to day use.

FIRA undertakes a series of furniture foam tests to assess performance criteria such as hardness and foam pounding.

In addition, the flammability of foams used in furniture is a crucial issue, governed by legislation and building specifications. Flammability testing of foams used in domestic environments is MANDATORY.

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  • Definition of suitability for use
  • Quality checks/controls
  • Hardness tests
  • Complaint analysis
  • Flammability tests
  • Pounding tests
  • Assistance with the development of new products

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