Fire standards typically call for a range of testing environments.


FireShield® is capable of achieving high performance against fire standards.

However, the actual results obtained in practice are strongly influenced by the laminate manufacture.


In particular, the amount of resin above the FireShield® layer in the laminate, is a critical factor for some fire test elements.


For example, for the E84 test, the results differed from one customer to another with identical FireShield materials.  See also the US Ship to Shore Connector.


Users are strongly advised to produce and test prototype laminates, to ensure the required standards can be met in their case.


See page 2 of the Ampelite FireCheck brochure for the tests that they have carried out on their new product range.

Achievable by Intumescents

Fire Environment


Temperatures to 800°C






Temperatures to 1200°C



surface flame propagation

smoke generation

toxic gas generation

heat release rate




self extinction


FireShield Performance


Pass E84; UL94; FAR 25.853(a)

Pass ABD 0031; E84

Pass FST 3963; ABD0031

depends on resin thickness

above FireShield

approx. 0.04-0.07 J/m.K


Pass ISO 2685

Pass ISO 2685


Test Results

Aerospace international standards for flame (FAR25.853(a)), smoke and toxic gas emission (ABD0031; ASTM-E662), have been met by products using this technology.


Details of tests carried out during development of the FireShield® products

are given above as a pdf document.




Customer 1

The E84 test shows a flame spread index of 25 and a smoke developed index of 300 for the Regina veil.  The test panel was fabricated with six layers of 450 g carbon biaxial (+/-45)  fabrics with the Regina veil on top.  The panel was produced with a vacuum infusion process using a slightly modified DION 9100 vinylester. The resin modification included  a small amount of MMA and  Fyrol TEP additives.


Customer 2

We received a 20/350 on the E-84.