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Fire testing according to IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 8

IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 8 - Fire test of upholstered furniture - Ignitability.


The standard is used for maritime safety to assess the ignitability of material combinations, such as covers and fillings used in upholstered seating, when subjected to a smouldering cigarette and a match flame equivalent as ignition source.

Products and materials for maritime use is fire tested according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) code, IMO 2010 FTP Code. The results from fire testing according to the FTP-code can be used as a basis for type approval (also called the wheel mark).

Type approval is regulated in accordance with European Parliament Directive 2014/90/EU. RISE can perform the fire tests, issue the certificates and perform the production control required in order to gain the wheel mark.


The tests are performed in a test cabinet with a calibrated air flow. The cover fabric and the filling are put in a test rig to create a small sofa with a 90º angle between seat and back. The ignition sources are located in the junction between seat and back.

During the cigarette test the test assembly is not allowed to smoulder after one hour from the beginning of the test.

The test assembly is subjected to a gas flame equivalent to a match flame for 20 seconds. No flaming is allowed to continue for more than 120 seconds after removal of the burner tube.


A test report, in Swedish or English, is delivered with the test results after testing.


Before testing we ask you to complete the ”Order Specification form” and send this together with your order. Also attach product and safety data sheets when possible.

Order Specification Form



Fire testing according to IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 8



Innovation area

Fire safety, Risk and safety, Textile

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Similar standards:

  • EN 1021-1
  • EN 1021-2


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Material needed for testing:

  • Cover/inner cover/interliner/wadding, 3 samples with dimension 800 x 650 mm.
  • Filling, 3 samples with dimension 450 x 300 x 75 mm.
  • Filling, 3 samples with dimension 450 x 150 x 75 mm.

The thickness of 75 mm regards the filling together with any wadding.

If the filling differs between the seat, back, armrests, etc. all fillings must be tested seperately.

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