The FSTLab™ includes six testing laboratories. Worldwide, thermoplastics are often required to meet flammability regulations. The term "FST" refers to flame, smoke development, material toxicity, and heat release testing.
In the high-profile, highly regulated industries we serve, sourcing design-forward products that meet industry compliance can be challenging.
At the FSTLab™, suppliers, engineers, processors, and end users collaborate with our R&D and design teams on new fire-resistant technologies and materials. Here our engineers perform regulatory tests on products throughout the development cycle to fulfill our commitment to making products safer, lighter, and more sustainable.
Explore Testing in the FSTLab™
OSU rate of heat release (FAR 25.853 (d) part IV)
Measure the heat output of material when exposed to a controlled amount of heat input, heat flux or radiant energy.
Smoke Density (ASTM E-662)
Measure the optical smoke density (ds) when a sample is exposed to a controlled amount of heat and flame.
Vertical burn test (FAR 25 part 1)
Measure the amount of time a sample flame persists after exposure to a controlled flame for both 12 and 60 seconds.
Test against the UL standard for safety of flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances.
Flame spread (ASTM E-162)
Measure the rate of flame spread and the heat released from the burning specimen.