What does TB117-2013 compliant mean?

What does TB117-2013 compliant mean?

TB117-2013 contains smolder tests for fabric, filling, decking and barriers if used, similar to the current voluntary industry standard UFAC/NFPA 260. There is no open flame test. For fabrics that do not pass the smolder test, a compliant barrier may be used between fabric and foam.

How is cal TB117-2013 different from the previous cal TB 117?

How Does the TB 117-2013 Standard Differ from the Previous TB 117 Standard? The TB 117 standard required filling materials to meet an open flame test and a smolder test. In order to meet the standard, flame retardants typically were added to filling materials such as flexible polyurethane foam.

What is the difference between Cal 117 and CAL 133?

While CAL 117 tests for upholstery flammability, CAL 133 tests the entire product. California Bulletin 133 regulations also differ in that they are specific to furniture that will be used in public spaces, including privately owned offices of ten or more people and government buildings.

What is Cal 117 fire code?

What is the CAL TB 117 Fire Code? The CAL TB 117 fire code is both an open flame or the component pieces of upholstered furniture. The TB 117 test requires upholstered furniture paddings to withstand 12 second of an open flame without spreading the flame.

Does TB117 apply to outdoor furniture?

If the furniture is sold without the slip cover, then the outside fabric will act as a cover fabric. The cover fabric must pass TB117-2013 Section 1 or a barrier must be used.

What does fully upholstered mean?

Related Definitions Upholstered furniture means any article of furniture wholly or partly stuffed or filled with material and that is used or intended for use for sitting, resting, or reclining purposes.

Is Cal 133 required?

Open flame test for upholstered furniture (TB 133) is no longer needed. Throughout our global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for flame retardants in consumer products for the US and international markets.

What is Cal 117 foam?

A 1975 California furniture flammability standard called Technical Bulletin 117 (TB 117) led to the use of harmful and ineffective flame retardant chemicals in furniture and children’s product foam. TB 117 required the foam inside furniture to withstand a small open flame for 12 seconds.

What does NFPA 260 mean?

The NFPA 260 test is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that measures the burning properties, or fire resistance, of upholstered furniture that may be exposed to cigarette ignition.

Is it worth it to reupholster?

Yes, It is always worth reupholstering your furniture if your frame isn’t broken or damaged. You support local workroom professionals, and save potentially perfect furniture from a landfill. This is a more sustainable approach to furniture than buying new every time your fabric is damaged or worn out.

Does upholstered mean used?

Before sewing machines started to appear or synthetic fabrics upholstery was the process that was being used. Upholstered furniture has been done since the middle ages and grew a lot of popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries. It can be applied to the new or old furniture and can serve different purposes.

Is Cal 133 still valid?

California’s Technical Bulletin 133 – Flammability Test for Seating Furniture Used in Public Occupancies Repealed. TB 133 has been repealed by California’s Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, effective January 22, 2019.

What is TB 117-2013?

Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (“TB 117-2013”) was the first revision to the nearly forty-year old furniture fire safety standard. Under the old law (“TB 117”), all filling materials contained in seating furniture needed to be able to withstand a small open flame for at least twelve-seconds without catching fire.

What is Technical Bulletin 117-2013?

To sum up, Technical Bulletin 117-2013 is a revised version of California TB 117. Historically, under TB 117, all filling materials in upholstered furniture had to withstand a small open flame for at least twelve seconds without catching fire. To comply with that law, manufacturers infused the filling materials with flame retardant chemicals.

When will furniture manufacturers be TB 117-2013 compliant?

Even though TB 117-2013 is officially in effect, full compliance from furniture manufacturers is not required until January 1, 2015.

What is TB 117-2013 resilient filling material test?

TB 117-2013 mandates that, beginning January 1, 2015, all filling materials, including flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) that can reasonably be expected to be used in or as an article of furniture, or as a mattress pad without a covering, in California must meet the smolder-resistant requirements of the TB 117-2013 Resilient Filling Material Test.