Fire Certification

R Rating

Fire Certification.

We have a wide selection of media that is fire rated and have put this information together to help anyone involved with these regulations to understand the ratings as well as how our selection of materials fit in to those classifications.

General Guidelines.

It's important to note that there is more than one fire protection standard commonplace in our industry. This can cause confusion when selecting the right product and understanding the classification is important if you are applying material in public places, such as retail stores and transit hubs where fire certified materials are often specified.

It is also important to note that the rating only applies when the self-adhesive film is applied to a substrate that has the same or greater density than plasterboard, which is 800kg/m3 as this will affect it's fire performance.

UK BS476.

This is a UK building regulation standard that is often referenced to when fitting to public buildings. This standard examines the first 10 minutes of the fire and reports on the spread of flames according to Part 7 and fire propagatrion according to Part 6.

  • Class 1 is achieved through testing to Part 7 where the flame must not spread more that 165mm
  • Class 0 is achieved through testing to Part 6
  • German DIN 4102-1.

    This is the original German standard which was widely used over Europe. This standard tested for fire behaviour in terms of combustability / flammibility and classified the results in to the following five catergories:

  • A1 - Non-combustible
  • A2 - Non-combustible
  • B1 - Flame retardant
  • B2 - Normal flammibilty
  • B3 - Easy flammable
  • French NF P92-501.

    In much the same way that Germany has their own classification of testing, so did France. Their testing was building materials based and results fell in to one of these four catergories:

  • M1 - Non-flammable
  • M2 - Low flammability
  • M3 - Moderately flammable
  • M4 - Combustible
  • American ASTM E84.

    The ASTM E84 test is a standard of the American Society of Testing and Materials that measures the burning properties, or fire resistance of building materials that may be exposed to flames. The results can be classified according to three catergories, with Class A or I being the most fire resistant:

  • Class A or I - Flame spread index up to 25
  • Class B or II - Flame spread index 26-75
  • Class C or III - Flame spread index 76-200
  • Euroclass EN 13501-1.

    This standard was introduced in an attempt to harminise all European tests. Materials tested using the EN13501-1 standard have all been tested and classified for fire behaviour in terms of combustability, as well as spread of fire by burning droplets and smoke generation. Each of these three classifications have their own scale giving a much more in-depth analysis to the fire behaviour of the material.

    Classification of 'Reaction to Fire' under EN 13501-1.

    This provides guidance to the specifier / user regarding the fire behaviour in terms of combustability.
    There are seven classes of Reaction to Fire:

  • A1 - Non-Combustible.
  • A2 - Limited Combustability.
  • B - Combustible materials - Very limited contribution to fire.
  • C - Combustible materials - Limited contribution to fire.
  • D - Combustible materials - Medium contribution to fire.
  • E - Combustible materials - High contribution to fire.
  • F - Combustible materials - Easily flammable.

  • This classification carries the suffix fl for material designed to be applied to the floor.

    Comparison of 'Reaction to Fire' to EN 13501-1.

    Euroclass harmonised EN13501-1 UK BS476 Germany DIN 4102 France NF P92-501
    A1 Non-combustible A1 Non-combustible
    A2 Limited combustibility A2 M0 or M1
    B Class 0 B1 M1
    C Class 1 B1 M2
    D Class 3 B2 M3
    E B2 M4
    E B3

    The other two parts that comprise the harmonised EN13501-1 standard are:

    Classification of 'Smoke Generation' under EN 13501-1.

    This provides guidance to the specifier / user regarding the generation of smoke in terms of volume produced.
    There are three classes of Smoke Generation:

  • s1 - Emissions absent or very little
  • s2 - Emissions with average volume intensity
  • s3 - Emissions with high volume intensity
  • Classification of 'Spread of Fire' under EN 13501-1.

    This provides guidance to the specifier / user regarding the spread of fire by burning droplets.
    There are three classes of burning droplets:

  • d0 - No burning droplets
  • d1 - Slow dripping droplets
  • d2 - High / Intense dripping droplets

  • This classification is omitted for material applied to the floor.

    Our products that have a Fire Certificate.

    Product Ref Product Type EN 13501-1 Rating
    (European)
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    ASLAN CA23 Metallised Polyester B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN CRA31 Metallised Polyester (70% PCRP) B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN SE75 Mirrored Polyester B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN EL300 Dry Apply Etched Glass Effect Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN WB995 Whiteboard Vinyl - Gloss C-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN WB975 Whiteboard Vinyl - Matt B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN CB90 Clearboard Dry Wipe Film - Gloss B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN CRB91 Clearboard Dry Wipe Film - Gloss (70% PCRP) B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN CB75 Clearboard Dry Wipe Film - Matt B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN EBL300 Dry Apply Writable Glass Etch B-s1,d1 Click here
    ASLAN BB910 Blackboard Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN FF410 Ferrous Film C-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP05 Polymeric Ultra High Tack Digital Print Vinyl - Gloss B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP06 Polymeric High Tack Digital Print Vinyl - Transparent B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP07 Polymeric High Tack Digital Print Vinyl - Gloss B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP08 Polymeric High Tack Digital Print Vinyl - Matt B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP46 Wrap The Street - Floor Graphic Vinyl Bfl-s1 Click here
    ASLAN DFP47 Wrap The Floor - Floor Graphic Vinyl Bfl-s1 Click here
    ASLAN DFP49 Wrap The Carpet - Floor Graphic Vinyl Bfl-s1 Click here
    ASLAN DFL300 Polymeric Dry Apply Digital Print Etch Vinyl - Matt B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DFP25 Double Sided Window Block Vinyl C-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DRL19 Digital Print Film - White Gloss (30% PCRP) B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN DRP18 Digital Print Film - Transparent (70% PCRP) B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN SL95 Anti-Graffiti Laminate B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN SL98 High Gloss Gallery Laminate C-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN SL99 Graffiti Repellent Laminate B-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN SL109 Soft Touch Laminate C-s1,d0 Click here
    ASLAN MP326 Floor Protect - Floor Graphic Laminate Bfl-s1 Click here
    ASLAN MP300 Premium Floor Protect - Floor Graphic Laminate Bfl-s1 Click here
    Cover Styl' Interior Decor Vinyl B-s2,d0 Click here
    Doro Tape Digi-Banner450C B1 (DIN 4102-1) Click here
    Doro Tape Enviro-Decor C-s1,d0 Click here
    Doro Tape 9052 Magnetic White 0.6mm B-s1,d0 Click here
    Fedrigoni (Ritrama) Platinum Series Coloured Polymeric Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Fedrigoni (Ritrama) Event Series Coloured Monomeric Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Fedrigoni (Ritrama) Ri-Jet M100 Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Fedrigoni (Ritrama) Ri-Jet M100 Blockout Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Neschen Easy Dot Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Neschen Easy Dot PP Digital Print Film B-s1,d0 Click here
    Orajet 3268 Wall Graphic Vinyl Digital Print Vinyl C-s2,d0 Click here
    Orajet 3164 Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Orajet 3162 (removable) Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s2,d0 Click here
    Poli-Print 800 Series Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Poli-Print 900 Series Monomeric Digital Print Vinyl B-s1,d0 Click here
    Poli-Print 1200 Series Polymeric Digital Print Vinyl C-s1,d0 Click here
    R-Tape Efx Decorative Metallised PVC Class A (ASTM E84) Click here
    R-Tape Efx Durable Metallised PVC Class A (ASTM E84) Click here


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