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Fire test - TB 117 (American standard)

Fire test - TB 117 (American standard)

This test standard determines the resistance to combustion of materials used in upholstered furniture.

The goal is to produce safe upholstered furniture in the face of dangers associated with cigarettes.

For this, a test is conducted using a seat assembly and a burning cigarette covered with fabric. The cigarette is placed at the junction of the backrest and the seat of the chair.

At the end of this test, the result obtained is either “PASS” or “FAIL”.

For the product to be compliant, it must meet the following criteria:

  • No combustion beyond 45 minutes
  • Vertical burn distance less than 51mm
  • No active combustion or flame during the final examination