You have found a beautiful wallpaper circle in our webshop and you can choose from different materials.
In this Blog post we highlight the Airtex wallpaper for you.
What exactly is Airtex?
Airtex wallpaper is made of 330 gr./m² polyester with a top layer of PVC. This wallpaper has a matte appearance, a slightly structured top layer and intensive color strength.
The big advantage is that Airtex consists of one piece, so you do not have to stick strips.
Due to the light gray backing, any color difference with the background is not visible. You can therefore place the material on colored backgrounds without it showing through on the prints.
The material is wrinkle-free thanks to the strong top layer
The top layer is water-repellent and offers good protection against surface damage and stains.
Even if you want to remove the wallpaper circle after a long period of time, this is possible, if done with care.
The Airtex wallpaper circles from The Collection are B1 certified. This means that they can also be placed in public spaces, because they meet the legal requirements.
What does the B1 certification entail?
More and more applications are placing higher demands on fire safety.
This mainly concerns interior applications in public spaces, such as schools, hospitals or trade fairs.
In this article we explain the different fire certifications and what classifications there are within those fire certifications.
The Deutsches Institut für Norming (DIN) is the German institute that has drawn up the requirements for fire safety of materials available within Europe, the so-called DIN 4102-1 classification.
Depending on their reaction to fire, materials are classified into a certain class.
Class A are non-flammable materials that do not actually occur in our market. Class B materials, on the other hand, are increasingly found, with a distinction being made between flame-retardant (B1), normally flammable (B2) and flammable (B3).
DIN EN 13501-1 is the European test standard for material behavior in fire.
This classification uses more classes than DIN 4102-1, although different classes can be used in parallel.
This classification also looks at smoke development (s) and dripping of burning particles (b), where a lower number after the letter indicates better fire safety. A, B and C classes are non- and hardly flammable materials, D, E and F are normally flammable and flammable materials.
Finally, a test called "Brûleur Électrique" is carried out in France, Luxembourg and Belgium, according to the NFP 92503 M1. It is more difficult for a material to meet an M1 certification than a B1 certification.
The classification of materials according to fire safety is shown schematically in the table below:
|Fire reaction||Fire certification DIN EN 13501-1||Fire certification DIN 4102-1|
|Not flammable||A1/A2-s1, d0||A1 & A2|
|Difficult to ignite||B, C-s1, d0 / A2, B, C-s2, d0 / A2, B, C-s3, d0 / A2, B, C-s1, d1 / A2, B, C-s1, d2 / A2, B, C-s3, d2||B1|
|Normally flammable||D-s1, d0 / D-s2, d0 / D-s3, d0 / D-s1, d0 / D-s1, d2 / D-s2, d2 / D-s3, d2 / E / E-d2||B2|