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The burning behaviour of textiles, whether for nightwear, day wear or furnishings, such as bedding, upholstery, curtains and carpets, is an important aspect of consumer safety and in many cases regulated here in the UK and other European countries.

SGS Flammability Testing in Leicester
SGS’s laboratory in Leicester, UK, is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to conduct numerous flammability tests according to British, European and ISO standard methods, making it a leader in the field of testing the burning behaviour of textiles and related products.
Amongst the parameters measured are rate of flame spread and ease of ignition; two vital areas of burning behaviour if the risk to consumers is to be properly assessed.
Contact the experts at SGS if you need to know more about:
  • UK Nightwear Safety Regulations, or the equivalent Irish statute
  • UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations or the equivalent Irish statute
  • The French Decree on bedding flammability 
  • Dutch nightwear and day wear regulations 
  • Any other regulated and non-regulated flammability tests
If you need information on flammability regulations beyond the EU such as the USA, Canada or China SGS can help too. With contacts around the globe, SGS is a one -stop-shop for all your needs.
For more information, please contact:
Rob Croskell BTech CText FTI
Softlines Specialist
SGS United Kingdom Ltd 
t: +44 (0)1379 668625
m: +44 (0)7730 544718


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