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 !!!

CREPIM benefits from strong bonds with several networks and associations

CREPIM is historically linked to the «Unité Matériaux et Transformations» (UMET-CNRS UMR 8207) laboratory at Lille University. The UMET body both aims to lead the activities dealing with material science within the Chevreuil Federation at Lille University and also giving birth to synergistic collaborations required to do more and more efficient research in a context of increasing national and worldwide competition. The whole unit is willing to exhibit some cohesiveness on topics approached, since the teams' core competencies are dealing with material science.

CREPIM also collaborates with the «Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille», its historical partner. The ENSCL benefits from a strong link to industry, several international exchanges, and a high level research combined to an ethical vision of the training and practice of chemistry.

CREPIM has just set up a common body with Jules Verne University in Picardie (France), and more precisely the Professor Postel’s laboratory. This joint-venture called SERFBIO offers global packages from organic synthesis, to technological development and qualification of fire retardant solutions. This association opens up new areas of technology such as organic synthesis, especially functionalization of sugar alcohols and monosaccharides, development of tools dealing with the the vectorization of active ingredients and glycoside skeleton. This skill can be adapted to your specific needs in order to develop brand new generations of additives.

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CREPIM: fire expertise in biosourced material via the SERFBIO platform

Border network Interreg

The INTERREG is a European program of border cooperation aspiring to strengthen economic and social exchanges between Nord Pas de Calais and neighbouring regions.

The INTERREG V A program France – Wallonia – Vlaanderen is a European program of border cooperation aspiring to strengthen economic and social exchanges between Nord Pas de Calais / Champagne-Ardenne / Picardie in France and Wallonia / Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Le CREPIM is taking an active part to international network that allows you to build new industrial partnerships and offers growing possibilities. CREPIM consequently plays a major role through its involvement in several European networks.

Le CREPIM was or is still partner of the following cross-border projects:


Sovereign network
Professional networks
The CREPIM participates to the regional economic development throughout its active involvement to the business clusters
CREPIM interacts with regional and national institutions on the topics of Research and Technological Development