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Dear Business Partner
It is our top priority to serve you in the best possible way, despite the current turbulences with the Corona virus. I therefore want to give you an update on the status of the Sefar Group, which also includes Monosuisse.
• The Sefar Group complies to all the local regulations with respect to the containment of the Corona virus.
• We have taken additional internal precautions to assure the continuation of our production and the deliveries to you.
• All of our spinning and weaving plants worldwide are currently operating without limitations.
• There is a possibility of national restrictions in countries, where we operate our decentralized fabrication units. This may cause delays in fabricated items. For details, please contact your local Sefar subsidiary.
• Global limitations on freight capacity, in particular for air shipments, may also affect the delivery time.
Being a fully integrated supplier, Sefar controls and ensures the entire supply chain of our technical fabrics, from the yarn production at Monosuisse to the shipping of the fabrics or the finished articles. You are in good hands at Sefar.
Should your operation face any supply challenges where we might be able to help, please let us know. Your contact person is reachable at any time.
We will keep you updated on any changes affecting our delivery performance.
I wish you good health!
Testing the flammability of the fabric is one of the most important tests, because this indicates its safetiness in the case of an outbreak of fire. For the European sector, it is the classification standard EN 13501-1, which assigns classes to the product ranges after the SBI fire-proofing test has been carried out. This test determines the heat and smoke development when the fabric catches fire. Some countries have their own national rating system to specify the required safety standards of the fabrics. For DIN 4102-1 the flammability tests are carried out in a special testing-room.
The classification criteria needed for a fabric to obtain the test certificate are:
Specification of the fabric’s ability to limit fire-spreading and heat-production
Indication of the amount of fabric-dripping caused by the burning and smoke production
The American standard ASTM E-84 is used to test the overall fire-retardant properties of materials used in buildings. The test is a ceiling fire simulator, which is carried out in a so-called Steiner tunnel. The flame propagation index and the smoke development index can thus be determined.