FM4910 & UL94 V-0 Rated Materials
Interstate Plastics FM 4910 listed and UL 94 V-0 classified materials are commonly used in wet bench manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, and computer chip manufacturing, where contamination from even small amounts of smoke can destroy the integrity of components. Flame retardant materials are more difficult to ignite, and if they do become ignited, FR plastics produce less smoke and byproducts that could contaminate adjacent processes.
FM Approvals and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have developed rigorous standards for a wide range of applications. The FM 4910 test illustrates a material’s use for low flammability cleanroom uses. A FM 4910 listed designation is commonly found in wet bench manufacturing, semiconductor, and computer chip manufacturing, where contamination from even small amounts of smoke can destroy the integrity of components.
Using low flammability plastics allows manufacturers to partition cleanrooms for different processes, ensuring that damage from fire can be minimized. It also allows for a smarter fire protection system, allowing manufacturers to eliminate sprinkler systems that could destroy equipment unnecessarily. These cost savings is coupled with usually lower insurance costs.