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UL 94 flammability tests explained

UL94 Explained

UL 94  is defined as the "Standard for Safety of Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances testing". This plastics flammability standard is issued by Underwriters Laboratories of the USA.
 
The standard classifies plastics according to how they burn in various orientations and thicknesses. From the lowest (least flame-retardant) to the highest (most flame-retardant). The classifications are summarised below.

Additional information
OKW UL94 materials listings


UL 94 HB
Slow burning on a horizontal specimen; burning rate < 76 mm/min for thickness < 3 mm and burning stops before 100 mm.

Unless listed below, most OKW products carry this rating. Please see individual product pages for details. 


UL 94 V-2
The test samples are extinguished within 25 seconds average time (mean of 10 successive tests). None of the test samples burn longer than 30 seconds. The test samples emit some burning particles.

OKW products with this rating:
POTTING BOX | IN-BOX


UL 94 V-1
The test samples are extinguished within 25 seconds average time (mean of 10 successive tests). None of the test samples burn longer than 30 seconds. None of the test samples emit burning particles.


UL 94 V-0
The test samples are extinguished within 5 seconds average time (mean of 10 successive tests). None of the test samples burn longer than 10 seconds. None of the test samples emit burning particles.

OKW products with this rating:
CARRYTEC | DATEC-COMPACT | DIN-BOX A | DIN-BOX B | HAND-TERMINALMOTEC | NET-BOX | PLUG-CASE | POTTING BOX | RAILTEC B | RAILTEC C | SMART-BOX | TUNING KNOBS 

Other products in our range can also be molded in UL 94 V-0 material to order.


UL94 5VB
Burning of the test sample stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may develop a hole.


UL94 5VA
Burning of the test sample stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may not develop a hole.


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