Upholstery Testing >> CAL-117

CAL-117 (California Technical Bulletin 117-2013)

The CAL-117 standard provides methods for smolder resistance of cover fabrics, barrier materials, resilient filling materials, and decking materials for use in upholstery fabric/furniture. In this test, each upholstery component except the covering fabric is time exposed to a smoldering cigarette in a defined test chamber, and the cigarette char length is measured to specific criteria contained in Technical Bulletin 117.

Cal-117 mock up
Specimen set up for testing
Cal-117 setup
Add the smoldering cigarette
Cal-117 setup with cigarette
Cigarette covered with sheeting material
CAL-117 set-up compelte
Testing completed


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