15 February 2022 | News

NEW CERTIFICATION FOR MPM REFLEX

INDUSTRIAL PROTECTION

OUR POLYMER CONFIRMS THE V0 SELF-EXTINGUISHING CLASS

Among the various characteristics of REFLEX is that of self-extinguishing, which determines the V0 classification of our material according to the UL94 standard. In order to confirm this property, we had the REFLEX material tested by a third party, namely UL INTERNATIONAL itself, which performed the tests at the UL laboratory in Krefeld, Germany. The REFLEX was awarded the V0 rating, which is actually the highest achievable according to the UL V method.

What is class V0 and what does the test involve?

UL 94 is a flammability standard for plastics developed by UL – “Underwriters Laboratory” – which measures the fire behaviour of a material when exposed to flame. 

Specifically, the test involves placing the specimen in a vertical position using a clamp; then a flame is applied to the lower end of the specimen for 10 seconds.

The material is classified as V0 if it self-extinguishes within 10 seconds and does not show any flaming droplets.

The V0 rating is currently the best achievable, followed in order by grades V1 and V2.  Polymers such as PP and PE are even of class HB (Horizontal Burning), therefore 3 categories lower than REFLEX.

Unlike HB class polymers, RFELEX does not spread flames, thus helping to contain the fire.