The Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies.

  • For European Railway, Fire testing according to EN 45545-2, including annexes A & B for seat
  • For French Railway Fire testing according to NF F 16 101/102 and 201
  • For American Railway Fire testing according to NFPA 130 , including ASTM E 162 radiant panel
  • For Aircraft, Fire testing according to FAR 25.853 + annex F
  • For Shipping, Fire testing according to 2012 FTP codes, including EN ISO 5658-2 radiant panel
  • For Building, Fire testing according to Euroclasses, including EN 13823 SBI fire test ( CREPIM= NB 2137)
  • For cars industry, Fire testing according to NF ISO 3795/ FMVSS 302
  • For E&E equipments, Fire testing according to NF EN 60695-2-12, UL94
  • More 50 fire test method available for seats, upholstery...

We have set up different levels of offers to fit with you request of fair price, lead time and quality. Feel free to contact us for any demand. We follow the fire test evolution via the French mirror group linked to TC 127 – building and TC256 - railways

The development of CREPIM continues in the context of fire resistance, with the extension of our COFRAC accreditation to the tests EN 1363-1, EN 1634-1 and EN 1634-2. These applied to the rail reference system (EN 45545-3) and maritime (FTP code 2010 part 3 and part 4).

We can also perform all types of non-accredited tests related to standards for partitions and walls (EN 1364-1), ceilings (EN 1364-2) and doors (EN 1634-1), as well as other standards.

The Certification pole features skilled teams devoted to 3rd part certification

  • Impartiality, confidentiality, independence
  • Highly skilled team of worldwide specialists
  • A single project leader to pass all the certification steps

Our service is completely integrated, with a sole contact point, which makes the procedure easy to handle form your side.

The Development pole – it is our original activity – to support you in the development of FR formulas:

  • Formulation of materials and products to meet fire test requirements and codes
  • Development and benchmark of flame retardant solutions taking into account REACH and ROHS regulations and the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of material.
  • Assistance funding (Gvt Tax refund program "CIR")

Focus on FR resins development, Thermoplastic or thermoset, mainly based on all technologies, featuring intumescence

The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding

  • Fireproofing chemistry and strategies - Flame retardant systems
  • Fire testing method and standardisation
  • Fire regulation
  • Control laws relating to the triptych [material-material reaction to fire]

More than 20 training sessions focused on fire: feel free to tease us for any request and become fire expert

CREPIM is the major European Laboratories for development and approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas, featuring the mass transportation sectors (railway, aviation and maritime), as well as in the construction, electric products, and textile sectors. All these studies take into account the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of the material and with its impact on the environment.

Our organisation features four divisions: (i) Development, (ii) Testing division, (iii) Certification division and (iv) Training division. The whole team includes 20 people featuring, for a large part, chemists, (MSc, doctors and senior scientists).

Feel free to challenge us for any needs !!!

Plastics processing

Notre approche de développement repose sur le concept du "fast screening compounding" qui est une plateforme de développement réactive et autonome dédiée à l’étude des thermoplastiques.

Cette approche vous permet de passer rapidement de l’idée au produit à travers des études d’optimisation ciblées. Nos études impliquent une obligation de moyens afin de suivre le retro planning lié au développement du produit.

CREPIM: fast screening compounding platform

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CREPIM owns and offers to its customers a complete park of plastic tools. This park, dedicated to all types of thermoplastics (PP, PA, PC, PS, EPDM / PP...), allows the development team to design and implement independently fire retardant formulations. Thanks to this fully integrated approach, we do have the freedom of choice of additives and processing tools.

In a first step, all the tools needed to measure the thermal stability are available at CREPIM to verify the processing compatibility between the thermoplastic resin and additives considered.

In a second step, our processing and rapid assessment platform, by small-scale processes, compares the solutions without engaging heavy transformation campaigns and time-consuming matter.

Among these devices, you can select:

Rapid Processing:

Rapid Assessment:

Finally, the semi-industrial equipment of CREPIM can achieve your validation and your pre-industrialization studies to maximize the couple productivity-performance. Among these devices, you can select:

CREPIM: fast screening compounding line

Production of Pellets:

CREPIM: fast screening compounding line

Production of strip:

CREPIM: fast screening peletizer

Production of specimen: