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This test method provides a means of accurately measuring how resistant upholstered furniture components are to cigarette ignition, thus assisting in component selection and composite design that will achieve a high level of resistance and protect lives and property.
Six laboratory testing procedures are detailed for evaluating the performance of upholstered furniture components when exposed to smoldering cigarettes under specified conditions. These components are cover fabric, interior fabric, welt cords, filling/padding components, decking materials, and barrier materials. Cigarette resistance classifications are also established for these components.
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