Flammability

BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017
Flammability

BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017

Summary of the British Furniture Confederation’s Proposed Revision of Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

30th June, 2017 Flammability
​​Consultation on updating Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

​​Consultation on updating Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

FIRA was informed yesterday that the Government has re-started the consultation into a potential revision of the fire safety regulations for upholstered furniture. FIRA is currently analysing the proposals and will be arranging some workshops to discuss this further and to define the Furniture Industry Research Association’s response to the proposals.
15th September, 2016 News
The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings
Flammability

The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings

This report investigates the impact of the presence of flame retardants on the furniture industry in relation to the disposal of upholstery and furnishings

30th November, 2015 Flammability
Current and Alternative Flame Retardants for Upholstered Furniture
Flammability

Current and Alternative Flame Retardants for Upholstered Furniture

The use of flame retardants in furniture and furnishings is of great significance, especially in the UK, where fire safety of upholstery is governed by national legislation. The potential toxicity of some flame retardants has been cause for concern which prompted FIRA to investigate the state of the art and to answer some key questions being asked by the furniture industry.

30th July, 2015 Flammability
Flammability Testing: Best Practice Guide (FRQG)
Flammability

Flammability Testing: Best Practice Guide (FRQG)

Advice for upholstery component manufacturers and suppliers to help identify the requirements for different upholstery components

30th December, 2011 Flammability
Contract Flammability Guide: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Non-domestic Sectors
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Contract Flammability Guide: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Non-domestic Sectors

The fire safety of upholstered furniture supplied into the non-domestic market is more complex. It is heavily influenced by the end use of the premises in which the furniture is intended to be used.

26th November, 2011 Flammability
Flammability Guide: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Home
Flammability

Flammability Guide: Fire Safety of Furniture and Furnishings in the Home

Any filling material, whether foam or non-foam, intended for use in furniture, must meet specified ignition tests. This means any material included for the purpose of filling or stuffing the upholstered parts of the furniture.

22nd October, 2011 Flammability
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