Flame spread or surface burning characteristics rating is a ranking derived by laboratory standard test methodology of a material's
propensity to burn rapidly and spreadflames. There are several standardized methods of determining flame spread.
NFPA 255 Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, utilizes ASTM E 84 Standard Test Method
for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials. This test method measures flame growth on the underside of a horizontal test
specimen, using the Steiner tunnel test. The result is derivation of a Flame Spread Index (FSI), which is a non-dimensional number
which is placed on a relative scale in which asbestos-cement board has a value of 0, and red oak wood has 100. Evaluation of a FSI
by this test method does not provide a good understanding of how fire would propagate in full scale, such as in a room, for some materials.
In particular, the results for materials that drip, such as thermoplastics, are not indicative of the fire hazard as installed on walls and ceilings
because they tend to melt and drip away from the underside of the horizontal ceiling in the test chamber. Because the test method
measures how far down the test chamber the fire progressed, this type of "lack of fire progression" provides a misleading FSI. In order to
address such restrictions, a new test method was derived, NFPA 286 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall
and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth.
NFPA 286 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth, measures
flame spread in a room configuration, including fire spread along walls, ceilings, and combinations of both. This method is more indicative
of real world fire hazards, and is preferred over NFPA 255, but is more expensive. Also, test results for heat, smoke, and combustion
product release from NFPA 286 are suitable for use as input into fire models for performance-based design, whereas results from NFPA 255 are not.
The Life Safety Code groups flame spread ratings into five classes. Section 803.1 of the International Building Code limits finishes for interior
walls and ceilings to materials in just the first three classes, and gives greater restrictions for certain rooms:
Acquired the Non-detection of Formaldehyde
Certificate in the Formaldehyde test result.
(Korea Environment & Merchandise Testing Institute)
Korea Environment & Merchandise Testing Institute tested the emission quantity of Formaldehyde of the environment-friendly
Cosmos wallpapers by the test method of KS M7305-02 and recognized the Non-detection of them. The harmful Formaldehyde was not
emitted in the Cosmos wallpapers and The harmful emission quantity was innovatively reduced by applying the products to water inks.
Acquired the KSA 9001/ISO 9001 Certification
(Korean Management Association)
ISO 9001 (ISO : International Organization for Standardization) is the standard quality guarantee system that the International Organization
for Standardization) enacted and enforced. It is the system made by the most reasonable way to buy the enterprise's product/service with safety
when the customer buy the product/service. This system pursue the security of the superior competitive force and the satisfaction of the
customer through the total improvement of quality about the overall enterprises.
Was selected as the promised enterprise with the bright prospect of Export (Korea Business Corporation)
It was selected by Small Business Corporation because of the exports of wallpapers to many countries such as USA, China and HongKong, ETC.
Acquired the Resist Printing Treatment Business Registration (Governor of Chungcheongnam-do)
This purpose is that the wallpaper does not easily burn by treating the organic high molecular substance that the fire risk is high with
resist printing. Resist printing means that it provides the delay of the time from the risks of human life and fire with you. You have to do the
resist printing treatment in the papers, synthetic resins(fabrics), textiles (compact vinyl wallpaper, Curtain), Goods of main raw materials, plywood
or wood, partition or simple partition that is set up to divide rooms or spaces, sound-absorbing materials or soundproofing material that is set up
for sound absorption or soundproof. Cosmos wallpaper Co., Ltd is registered as the resist printing treatment enterprise by doing the resist
printing treatment in the manufacturing course or the processing course of the resist printing goods with the main raw materials of synthetic resins.
KS marked certification (Korea Standard Association)
After Cosmos wallpaper is audited for certification according to Article 1 of provision No. 17 in Industrial Standard law,
it was approved by certification audit standard of Korea Standard (KS), and finally is certified by provision No.15
Acquired the environment-friendly building materials certificate (Korea Air Cleaning Association)
Cosmos Wallpaper Co., Ltd that minimizes the TVOCs emission by using the environment-friendly materials recommends
the autonomous quality management about the pollutant emission of the building materials and contributes to improve the quality of
the products by authenticating the emission strength of the chemical materials of the domestic building materials production
enterprises or the imported building materials.
ISO14001(Environmental Management System)
Certification standards in the range of requirements within the organization while meeting the systematic and continuous improvement
activities,and environment-friendly production activities and the product itself that management is pursuing recognized from third party sources.
Therefore, our customers are getting environmentally secured products which make their lives even more safer & happier.