Flame retardant testing
A member company routinely tested all raw materials that they purchased for flame retardant performance, over a period of 12 months.
Unfortunately, while most FR materials performed as they should, there were some that were misrepresented. In other words, it is not out of the question that EPS raw material that is sold as FR, may be misrepresented as such which may create a safety problem.
We are advocating the use of FR product in the building industry but it is recommended that all members periodically perform testing on raw materials in order to reinforce the integrity of our standards.