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Thermoset Material Passes UL94 Flammability Tests

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:08pm
MDT Staff


Saint-Gobain Seals Group’s Meldin 7001 (unfilled polyimide) thermoset material, which is part of their Meldin 7000 series product line, has passed the UL94 flammability tests this year (a regularly occurring distinction for many years). UL94 is a standard from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), a global independent safety science company, which covers tests for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances testing. Vertical burning tests were conducted on the Meldin 7001 material to measure its flammability characteristics. This testing program determines the material’s tendency to extinguish or spread the flame once the material is ignited.

UL94 includes 12 flame classifications based on the results of small-scale flame tests. The Meldin 7001 grade is incorporated into the six classifications where materials are commonly used in manufacturing enclosures, structural parts and insulators and has been UL listed with a “Plastic Recognition Yellow Card” (5VA and V-0). The UL Yellow Card denotes the material color and bears information relative to specific polymeric materials which a company has submitted to UL to be tested, and representative samples of the product have been evaluated by UL and meet their published and nationally recognized standards for safety. The listings (for plastic materials) are published in the "UL Recognized Components Directory," Volume II, Section QMFZ2, under the heading “Plastics.”

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