The Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies.

  • For European Railway, Fire testing according to EN 45545-2, including annexes A & B for seat
  • For French Railway Fire testing according to NF F 16 101/102 and 201
  • For American Railway Fire testing according to NFPA 130 , including ASTM E 162 radiant panel
  • For Aircraft, Fire testing according to FAR 25.853 + annex F
  • For Shipping, Fire testing according to 2012 FTP codes, including EN ISO 5658-2 radiant panel
  • For Building, Fire testing according to Euroclasses, including EN 13823 SBI fire test ( CREPIM= NB 2137)
  • For cars industry, Fire testing according to NF ISO 3795/ FMVSS 302
  • For E&E equipments, Fire testing according to NF EN 60695-2-12, UL94
  • More 50 fire test method available for seats, upholstery...

We have set up different levels of offers to fit with you request of fair price, lead time and quality. Feel free to contact us for any demand. We follow the fire test evolution via the French mirror group linked to TC 127 – building and TC256 - railways

The CE marking- Construction Product Regulation –and Certification pole, to lead you on the CE marking route for you construction products

  • COFRAC accreditation ISO CEI 17065 (Accreditation 5-0571, Scope on www.cofrac.fr)
  • Notified Body N°2137
  • Impartiality, confidentiality, independence
  • Highly skilled team of worldwide specialists
  • A single project leader to pass all the certification steps

Our service is completely integrated, with a sole contact point, which makes the procedure easy to handle form your side.

The Development pole – it is our original activity – to support you in the development of FR formulas:

  • Formulation of materials and products to meet fire test requirements and codes
  • Development and benchmark of flame retardant solutions taking into account REACH and ROHS regulations and the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of material.
  • Assistance funding (Gvt Tax refund program "CIR")

Focus on FR resins development, Thermoplastic or thermoset, mainly based on all technologies, featuring intumescence

The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding

  • Fireproofing chemistry and strategies - Flame retardant systems
  • Fire testing method and standardisation
  • Fire regulation
  • Control laws relating to the triptych [material-material reaction to fire]

More than 20 training sessions focused on fire: feel free to tease us for any request and become fire expert

LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE 2006/95/CE

CREPIM: fire test LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE 2006/95/CE

The regulation concerning the electrical and electronic material involves the material assessment for their fire behavior. The CREPIM is accredited by the COFRAC to lead some of the tests for this kind of application. The different tests in relation with this field are the following ones:

Allumability / self-extinguishing test
NF EN ISO 60695-10-11 - UL 94


These standards refer to different sub-tests which allow the material classification according to the results.

Horizontal test
Classification HB, HB 40 et HB75 or HBF, HF-1 and HF-2 for the foam


CREPIM: fire test UL 94 or NF EN 60695-11-20

This test consists in putting the material horizontally under a 500W flame to assess its fire behavior for the horizontal propagation. Thus, a propagation speed can be measured. The classification depends on the measured speed.

Vertical test
Classification V0, V1 et V2


CREPIM: fire test UL 94 or NF EN 60695-11-20

This test consists in putting the material vertically under a 500W flame to assess its fire behavior for the flame persistence and thus for the self-extinguishing. Moreover, the fall of burning fragments is checked during the all test. Flame persistence and glowing duration when the burner is taken away, the flame vertical propagation and the fall of droplets which cause or not the ignition of the cotton under the sample allow the material classification.

Vertical test
Classification 5VA et 5VB


CREPIM: fire test UL 94 or NF EN 60695-11-20

This test completes the previous one allowing the V0 classification. The complementary test consists in, thanks to a 500W flame, assessing the drilling behavior of the material. If the material is resistant to the flame and there is no drilling, it can obtain a 5VA or a 5VB classification.

Vertical test for film materials
Classification VTM-0, VTM-1 and VTM-2


CREPIM: fire test UL 94 or NF EN 60695-11-20

This vertical allumability test allows the assessment of a film behavior. As a test giving the vertical classification (V0, V1 or V2), the measured parameters are: the flame persistence and glowing duration when the burner is taken away, the flame vertical propagation and the fall of droplets which cause or not the ignition of the cotton under the sample.

ISO 4589-2 : Determination of the limit oxygen index

CREPIM: fire test - NF EN ISO 4589-2 Limit Oxygen index ILO

This test leads to the determination of the minimal oxygen concentration, in addition with nitrogen, which will support the combustion of small vertical samples under some specific conditions. This test is realized at an ambient temperature of 23°C ± 2°C. Results are defined as limit oxygen index (LOI). Principle: A little sample is hold horizontally in an atmosphere mixing oxygen and nitrogen in a transparent chimney. The superior extremity of the sample is ignited and the fire behavior is recorded to compare the combustion duration, the burned length and the specific limits of this combustion. By testing several samples in atmospheres composed by different oxygen concentrations, it is possible to determine the limit oxygen index.

Allumability test – NF EN 60695-2-10/11/12 – Glow wire test

CREPIM: fire test - NF EN 60695-2-1-10 and 11 glow wire test

This test simulates, for instance, an electrical or electronic surge on electronic cards. Indeed, the glow wire allows a really local application (on few millimeters) with real high temperature (up to 960°C).

The principle is to apply, for 30 seconds, the glow wire on a material to assess the combustion duration, the flame persistence after the withdrawal of the wire and the presence or not of fragments fall (burning or not).

The wire temperature can vary from the ambient temperature to 960°C allowing the determination of parameters as the GWFI one or the GWIT one or to validate the behavior at a given temperature (750°C, 850°C …).