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 Certification pole features skilled teams devoted to 3rd part certification

  • 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

CREPIM is the major European Laboratories for development and approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas, featuring the mass transportation sectors (railway, aviation and maritime), as well as in the construction, electric products, and textile sectors. All these studies take into account the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of the material and with its impact on the environment.

Our organisation features four divisions: (i) Development, (ii) Testing division, (iii) Certification division and (iv) Training division. The whole team includes 20 people featuring, for a large part, chemists, (MSc, doctors and senior scientists).

Feel free to challenge us for any needs !!!

Key player at the European level, CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies

CREPIM: fire test expert

CREPIM is one of the major European Laboratories for development and the approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM (i) develops, (ii)tests and (iii) certifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas featuring the mass transportation sectors (railways, aircrafts and boats), in the building, electrical, and textile sectors. This activity is carried out in an Environmentally-Friendly way taking into account the end-of-life product.

Market is reactive, you should be reactive, CREPIM is reactive

Our organisation features four poles: (i) Development and (ii) testing pole, (iii) CE marking- Construction Product Regulation –and Certification pole and (iv) training pole, all focus on fire chemistry and testing . The whole team includes 20 people, featuring chemists for a large part (Msc, doctors and senior scientists)

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


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

The Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies. Ours teams are fully skilled, trained and recognized to deliver you a direct access to market:


The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding


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



CREPIM: worldwide fire test and fire expertise

CREPIM: an organization focused on flexibility and technical knowledge



This offer, which covers the whole chain from upstream to downstream, is unique in Europe. The board of CREPIM, which gathers academic, institutional and private own partners settle a base on which CREPIM’s teams can drain scientific knowledge to turn over upper edges services towards customers. Contracts with partners feature a large array of collaboration types, from spot testing and consulting, up to technological development and long term study.

News

REMINDER : TRAINING PROGRAM AVAILABLE

Wednesday 07 june 2017

You need to get a clear view of the international fire regulations in force regarding your product and to be responsive to it

Our training program offers you a complete set of Regulatory studies, then setting up of a specific watch adapted to your product

Feel free to tease us for any other inputs 

CREPIM @ JUNE INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT MATERIALS FIRE TEST WORKING GROUP MEETING,

Tuesday 06 june 2017

Hosted by EASA in Cologne, Germany, June 7-8, 2017

CREPIM's latest publication: Synergistic FRs in PET matrix

Sunday 04 june 2017

Zinc phosphinate (Exolit OP950), nanosilica particles and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) have been blended and thereafter melt-spinned to develop a new flame retardant (FR) system for PET textiles. The effects of the two types of nanosilica fillers on the wettability, dispersibility and thermal properties were studied to determine how the degree of hydrophilicity affects the PET matrix. The influence of the blends on thermal transitions has been investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), the thermal stability of the polymer/FR blend composites has been assessed by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and cone calorimetry has been used to study the fire reaction. It was noticed that the nanoparticles have a limited influence on the thermal transitions of the PET matrix, but zinc phosphinate acted as a plasticizer and a compatibilizer for the more hydrophobic particles. Thermogravimetric analysis results showed that the addition of silica particles and FR compound improves slightly the thermal stability of the PET systems under nitrogen and air atmospheres. Furthermore, it was noticed that the incorporation of nanoparticles gives almost no improvement in the PET fire reaction from cone calorimeter experiments. However, in the presence of Exolit OP950, the systems acted as FR in PET films and knitted structures. The heat release rate during the combustion decreased, and the thermal behaviors of these structures were closed to those with 10% wt of Exolit OP950.

Publication available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pat.4081/abstract

To know more : feel free to ask Mr Capon  at Guillaume.capon@crepim.fr

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CREPIM is now an approval supplier by SWS

SWS are an EASA Part 21J approved design organization and a world-class strategic partner for organizations in the aircraft interiors industry all over the world requiring airworthiness approvals support.

CREPIM - R118 fire testing for bus

Sole French lab accredtited by the COFRAC

NEXT FAA MEETING IAMFTF (Materials)

The Fall 2018 meetings will be held at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City : IAMFTF (Materials) Meeting October 29 (afternoon) and October 30, 2018 (full day)

CREPIM R 118 fire testing

Unique lab accredited by the COFRAC in France!!