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Furniture Flammability Testing

Our flammability testing can help ensure that your products meet the safety standards set by your industry — a critical component in building and maintaining consumer trust.

Flame testing on a couch.

Overview

Conducted in accordance with nationally recognized standards and regulations, we offer comprehensive flammability testing for fabrics and upholstered furnishings. Our tests investigate ignition, flame-spread and the heat-release characteristics of your products.

Benefits

In order to demonstrate their safety, upholstered furniture and mattresses must meet a specific set of federal and state flammability regulations. Using a variety of test methods, our team of experts have the resources to help determine and verify and that your products meet these standards. Plus, we perform all of testing in one place, which saves you time and money in the process. 

Flammability test methods include
  • Reaction to heat
  • Small flame
  • Radiance plates
  • Cigarette and match tests
Test to flammability standards
  • California Technical Bulletin (TB) 133 Flammability Testing of Public Seating
  • California TB 116 Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of Upholstered Furniture
  • California TB 117 2013 Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of Resilient Filling Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture

Why UL

Knowing how your products will perform when they are subjected to flames and fire is not only a responsible safety practice, it is also a critical component in building consumer trust. We can help you answer those questions and, in turn, build that trust. For decades, we have upheld and advanced flammability testing to meet the evolving needs of our customers, allowing us to become a full-service provider of fire safety testing for stakeholders around the world. Our dedicated team of fire safety professionals will guide your through the flammability testing process, answer any questions you may have and help you better understand the complexities of the fire safety ecosystem.  

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