It is known that cushion foams and fabrics are the greatest load for fire in the cabin. To ensure the fire-resistance of materials you need to understand the factors that cause fire, know the possible scenarios and, of course, have experience to precisely forecast the material performance beyond the testing conditions.
ACM experts work with instruments that are optimal to rank the thermal transmittance or resistance of fabrics or foam and deliver the according documents that attest the airworthiness.
In collaboration with specialized laboratories they perform the vertical kerosene burn test of all used fabrics to guarantee the low flammability of both most frequently used materials, like the graphite foam, and innovative, new to the market ones.
Same applies to the upper material as well as its various combinations on the interiors, e.g. leather that is glued to the foam, which are tested with another flammability testing method.
Moreover, ACM developed a testing method for static and dynamic conditions to verify the equivalence with the original webbing specifications of seat belts and restraint systems. The results of this test help us to re-design and exchange the webbing so we can offer independant seat belt overhaul to customers that range from