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Instruments as per IS 11871-1986

Standard Methods to Determine Flammability and Flame Resistance of Textile Fabrics

This standard prescribes two methods for determining the flammability and flame resistance of textile fabrics. It applies to all types of textile fabrics, clothing and garments, whether woven, knitted, bonded, laminated or surface coated.

Method A based on vertical flame test is recommended for evaluating flame resistance of all types of textile fabrics. Method B based on 45” inclination flame test covers the evaluation of flammability of textile, clothing and textiles intended to be used in clothing. The methods described in this standard are not applicable to rugs and carpets and far interior fabrics used for passenger vehicles.



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