30 Jun Ease of Ignition
Ease of Ignition. Many small flame fire tests for textiles are designed to assess how easily a sample is ignited.
The basic principle behind such assessment is that easily ignited textiles can become larger ignition sources for other adjacent materials leading to fire development.
A good test result is that the textile does not burn when the ignition source is removed, called ‘self-extinguishing’. This is a very critical assessment of risk in the case of textiles and is the area of performance where flame retardants are most effective.