Element is a full-service provider of furniture flammability testing services. With an in-depth knowledge of the regulations, our dedicated team of fire testing experts conducts testing on furniture and furniture components under CAL TB 117, NFPA 260, and other relevant standards to help you secure product safety.
Furniture must meet a specific set of standards and regulations to demonstrate its safety and be launched on the market. Using different test methods, Element's fire testing experts perform furniture flammability testing on a variety of products, including:
- bedding systems used in public buildings, such as health care facilities, old age convalescent board and care homes, college dormitories, residence halls, and hotels
- mattresses and mattress pads for use in residential and institutional buildings, including high-risk facilities such as prisons and penal institutions, nursing homes, and health care facilities
- seating furniture used in public occupancies such as nursing care homes, jails, public auditoriums and stadiums, hotels, and offices
- upholstered chairs
- decking materials
- filling and padding components
Our laboratories are equipped to perform flammability testing on full furniture, mock-ups, and individual components. We investigate reaction to fire properties such as ease of ignition, flame spread, the evolution of smoke and toxic gases, and the burning material's heat release rate. We test for resistance to open flame ignition sources and smoldering ignition sources such as cigarettes.
Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of fire safety regulations. They can conduct testing against CAL TB 117, NFPA 260, and other major national and international standards to give you confidence that your furniture is fit for purpose and safe to use.
The Element advantage
Element's expertise in reaction to fire testing and our breadth of capabilities also allow us to perform the Steiner Tunnel test on furniture items such as office dividers, cubicle walls, and other items that form significant surface area within a building interior space. For more information about our complete service offering or to request a quote, contact us today.
Standards we test to
Our fire testing laboratories are accredited to conduct furniture flammability testing against many national and international standards including:
- 16 CFR Part 1632, 16 CFR Part 1633
- ASTM E 84
- CAL TB 117, CAL TB 121, CAL TB 129, CAL TB 133
- CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.7
- CAN/ULC-S137, CAN/ULC-S102, CAN/ULC-S102.2
- UFAC (NFPA 260)
- UL 723
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