ASTM E84 Report for Surface Flammability Test

This report is a presentation of results of a surface flammability test on Smooth-N-Groove™. The product was tested by Commercial Testing Company for the surface burning characteristics of building materials. 

Test results classify Smooth-N-Groove as ASTM E84 Class A.

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This report is a presentation of results of a surface flammability test on a material submitted by Jessup Manufacturing Company, McHenry, Illinois.

The test was conducted in accordance with the ASTM International fire-test-response standard E84-21a, Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, sometimes referred to as the Steiner tunnel test. ASTM E84 is an American National Standard (ANSI) and has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense. The ASTM E84 test method is the technial equivalent of UL No. 723. The test is applicable to exposed interior surfaces such as walls and ceilings. The test is conducted with the specimen in the ceiling position with the surface to be evaluated face down toward the ignition source. Thus, specimens shall either be self-supporting by its own structural quality, held in place by added supports along the test surface, or secured from the back side.

This standard is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire-hazard or fire-risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

 

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