Collaborate with Us in Our FSTLab™

Creating sustainable products that make
the world safer

In the high profile, highly-regulated industries we serve, sourcing design-forward products that meet industry compliance can be challenging. At the FSTLab™, suppliers, engineers, processors, and end-users collaborate with our FSTLab™ services' research, development, and design teams on new fire-resistant technologies and materials. It is also where our engineers perform regulatory tests on products throughout the development cycle to fulfill our commitment to making products safer, lighter, and more sustainable.

To find out how FSTLab™ custom testing can support your next project, please contact
info@sekisui-spi.com. Specific tests we employ include:

Test name

Procedure

Required by

Testing

Measures how much

OSU

FAR25.853(d) Part IV

FAA for aviation interiors

Rate of heat release

Energy a material contributes to a fire

NBS Smoke

ASTM E662

FAR25.853(d) Part V

FAA and FRA for aviation and railcar interiors

Smoke development

Smoke is given off by a material when burned

E162

ASTM E162

FRA for railcar interiors

Flame spread

Material spreads or contributes to a fire

Oxygen index

ASTM D2863

Many manufacturers

Oxygen required to burn

A material resists burning

UL94

UL94

Underwriters Laboratories and other manufacturers

Flammability rating

A material resists burning

Vertical burn

FAR25.853(a)(i)

FAR25.853(a)(ii)

FAA for aviation interiors

Flame spread

A material resists burning

New Name. Same Excellence.

Introducing SEKISUI SPI: By bringing KYDEX, LLC and ALLEN EXTRUDERS together as part of SEKISUI SPI, we are setting a new standard of excellence for the plastics industry to think, design and create.
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