Fire & Flammablity Testing

Specific Test List

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(8.2) FLAME RESISTANCE - 12 SECONDS VERTICAL

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received) 30" x 30" 5 - 7 days
Test after 5 launderings 30" x 30" 7 - 10 days

(8.6) HEAT & THERMAL RESISTANCE @ 500°F

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial oven exposure 48" x 48" 5 - 7 days
Oven exposure after 5 launderings 48" x 48" 7 - 10 days

(8.10) THERMAL PROTECTIVE PERFORMANCE (TPP)

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test (as received), Spaced or contact 36" x 36" 5 - 7 days
Test after 5 launderings, Spaced or contact 36" x 36" 7 - 10 days

(8.13) BURST STRENGTH

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test 1 yard 5 - 7 days
After laundering Not required

(8.14) SEAM - BREAKING STRENGTH

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 1 yard 5 - 7 days

(8.24) CLEANING SHRINKAGE RESISTANCE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 1 yard 5 - 7 days

(8.50) CONDUCTIVE & COMPRESSIVE HEAT RESISTANCE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Dry Test @ 2 psi
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 10 pieces: 6" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Wet Test @ 2 psi
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 10 pieces: 6" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Dry Test @ 8 psi
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 10 pieces: 6" x 6" 7 - 10 days
Wet Test @ 8 psi
Initial test Not required
After 5 launderings 10 pieces: 6" x 6" 7 - 10 days

(8.51) RADIANT PROTECTIVE PERFORMANCE

Test Sample Size Performance Time
Initial test after 300 abrasion cycles 36" x 36" 7 - 10 days
Test after laundering Not required