Exploring European FR standards: EN 1021 Part 1 and 2

Fire safety is incredibly important when talking about interior textiles and the contract interiors sector. Decorative fabrics that perform highly even in potentially unsafe situations can help to ensure that built environments are safe places to live and work.

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FR standards: understanding German DIN 4102 (B1)

Peek behind the technicalities of FR standards with this spotlight into the German DIN 4102 (B1).

Fire safety standards for decorative fabrics cover all kinds of uses, from high-end upholstery to soft furnishings or even entire contract fitouts. They are strict rules that need to be followed to prevent fire and save lives.

Fire standards and textiles testing benchmarks can vary from region to region, and so today we dive into a standard that we are frequently asked to explain: the DIN 4102 (B1) for Germany.

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FR-One fabrics at the luxurious Contessina Suites and Spa, Greece

Zakynthos (Greece) is home to a precious gem: the five-star Contessina Suites & Spa. It is a unique getaway unlike any other, only steps from the white sand and aqua Mediterranean water that Greece is famous for.

We are delighted to announce that this exclusive destination features FR-One’s inherently fire retardant fabrics through Vagenas and our partner in Greece, Accordo.

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How LEED standards enhance eco-conscious interior plans

‘Sustainability’ is a complex topic with different layers of meaning, as you’ve seen from our other ‘eco-friendly’ articles.

Today we look at green buildings and interiors through the lens of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). These construction guidelines intersect with our inherently fire-retardant fabrics in interesting ways.

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Our UK partner for high quality furnishing fabrics: this is Sekers Fabrics

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FR-One's fabrics at the Shinola Hotel

With luxury as an experience, and a design philosophy that runs deep, FR-One’s inherently fire retardant fabrics are a perfect match for the Shinola Hotel.

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2 restaurants tell authentic stories through their design

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Flame Retardant fabric for upholstery: UK standards

Our inherently fire retardant fabrics are used throughout the world. The UK market has its own quirks and policies just like any other part of the world, but standards and certifications can seem a little complicated at first glance.

Ready to demystify these standards once and for all? We are too! Let’s get started.

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Monitoring chemical use: What is REACH and why does it matter?

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What can we learn from our top-selling fire retardant fabrics?

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Key insights into the future of B2B sales with Olivier Delhomme

B2B sales processes have been shaken to their core by the novel Coronavirus. What does this mean for the future of the contract textiles industry? Olivier Delhomme, the General Manager of FR-One, shares his insights in this second part of a wide-ranging interview.

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Olivier Delhomme on a transforming hospitality industry

What can the lasting changes to the hospitality industry mean for the future of the contract textiles industry? We interviewed Olivier Delhomme, the General Manager of FR-One, to find out.

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Defining FR Standards: BS5867 part 2 type A, B and C

The BS 5867 is a flammability test for fabrics for curtains and drapes in the British contract industry. Today we break down how the three distinct parts of this FR standard work. We explain different terms, and dive into the fascinating history behind the development of this fire standard.

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How automation is future proofing the FR fabrics industry

The automation of our logistics procedures is one vital pillar that makes FR-One so successful. From the automated warehouse to the end-delivery, our services both at FR-One and in our wider group help our customers achieve higher efficiencies, at lower costs, throughout the entire procurement and marketing process.

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FR-One fabrics at The Treasury cocktail bar

FR-One fabrics are right at home in this fabulous cocktail bar in the vault of a former bank. Check out our case study about this beautiful location in Sioux Falls.

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Biophilia: the nature-based design movement that’s re-wilding the built environment

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Luxuriously zen: FR-One featured in the Hotel Eden Spa

Situated in a historic corner of Northern France, Honfleur is especially well-known for its old port and charming houses with slate-covered frontages. This picturesque town is now also home to a cocoon of wellbeing in the heart of Normandy: The Hotel Eden Spa.

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Contract fabric specification in 2021

Conformity to top-level performance and safety standards is a passport to new opportunities. When so much depends on validation in the contract furnishings industry, any claims made by suppliers need to be backed up with hard facts. Here's what you need to know.

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Trending in 2021: Digitally Authentic

The essence of ‘Digitally Authentic’ lies in how digital technology enabled our connection with each other during a time when we were all physically distant. It’s also grounded in our realisation that digital technology is something that can help us live and work as our authentic selves.

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Testing FR drapery and upholstery under British standards

The fire safety of upholstered furniture and drapery used in non-domestic market is a complex system. In this article, we look at the different fire retardancy tests and standards that are required in the UK for specifying contract fabrics. Let’s begin with BS5867 Part 2 B and C, as this drapery-specific standard can be difficult when it comes to specification.

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