Focus on fire standards… B1, M1?

You may have already heard about these B1 and M1 standards, but what do they mean? Good news: they both want to say the same thing!

The “M” standard corresponds to the classification of the French standard defining the reaction of materials to fire. This classification corresponds to the resistance time of a material at a given temperature. It is established by laboratories approved by the Ministry of the Interior, such as CSTB and LNE. Code M1 means that the product is combustible but can not ignite.

The “B” standard is simply the equivalent of the French standard in Germany. And it is the latter which is also often considered as the European standard. It then prevails over others.

During trade fairs and exhibitions, a B1 or M1 fire safety certificate is required from exhibitors for any textile support with an area greater than 50 cm². So please be aware that if you order banners/roll-ups or other graphical elements for indoor use they are M1.

You can be ensured that we are always in compliance with one of these standards and can deliver the required fire certificates to the venue.