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Fire Retardant Foam

Fire Retardant Foam - Fire Resistant Sofa Foam Label

As the UK’s leading online foam supplier, we pride ourselves on the quality and safety of our products. Our fire retardant foams not only meet UK safety regulations, they exceed them!

From high-density upholstery foam to Class 0 acoustic foam, you can rest assured that the products we supply are not only superior in quality, but also in safety.

Fire Retardant Foam Safety Regulations

The UK Furniture & Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations are in place to keep you safe. It ensures that furniture manufacturers of all varieties uphold a certain level of responsibility when manufacturing goods.

These regulations dictate that fire retardant foam must be used for certain applications. In short, the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations state that:

  1. All filling materials must adhere to specific requirements regarding ignition.
  2. Materials used for upholstery must be cigarette resistant and covers match resistance.
  3. A display label must be fitted to every new item of furniture upon sale (some exceptions apply).
  4. A five-year record of compliance must be maintained by the initial supplier of domestic upholstered furniture.

The number of UK house fire-related deaths showed to increase from the 1960s to the late 1980s. These deaths rose from 400 at the start of the 1960s, to over 700 by the 1980s.

These regulations have been in place in the UK for over twenty years now. During that time, they are estimated to have saved the lives of more than 2000 people.

What is CMHR Foam?

CMHR stands for Combustion Modified High Resilience. These foams are mostly used in the furniture industry so as to conform to fire safety standards.

Usually, CMHR foams have up to a 65% flexibility rating. Their density can range from around 25 to 60 kg/m3 and finally, hardness can range from around 120 – 200 Newtons.

We stock a wide variety of CMHR foams. If you would like to know more about the foam we stock, please feel free to contact us directly.

Buy CMHR Foam Cut to Size

If you are interested in purchasing any of our foam grades cut to size, head over to our homepage. By following just 5 simple steps, you’ll be able able to get the foam you want, in the size and shape you need.

We also stock a wide range of pre-sized upholstery foam sheets. Take a look and remember to get in touch if you need any assistance from our experts.

Class 0 Foams

We also stock a range of class 0 acoustic foams for use in various industrial, commercial and domestic applications. These highly advanced foams are certified to have the highest level of fire resistance possible of any flexible acoustic foam product.

If you are interested in learning more about our Class 0 acoustic foams such as our Fireseal acoustic foam sheets and Adhesive backed Class 0 acoustic foam tiles, you can do on their respective product pages. You can also contact us directly to learn more. One of our experts will be happy to assist you.

Quick Dry Reticulated Foam

We’ve recently upgraded to a superior reticulated foam with a significantly higher level of fire resistance when compared to the UK standard. After recently completing an in-house burn test from a sample piece of each, we were able to confirm this drastic difference for our customers.

If you’re interested in seeing the flammability difference between our exclusive Quick Dry Reticulated Foam and the UK industry-standard, visit our dedicated outdoor cushion reticulated foam page.

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