Banners, mesh banners, backdrops and flags used in public venues such as stadiums, theatres, schools, retail units and hospitality centres are required by local legislation to meet certain flame retardancy standards. Venues may ask to see a flame retardancy certificate before the product enters the building or space.

For our most popular materials, we also have commissioned our own certifications from a UK accredited testing laboratory to BS 5867 part 2B. Crucially, our own tests have been performed AFTER materials have been printed – this conforms with the recent instructions and advice given to UK venue safety officers. These certificates are available to download from individual product pages such as PVC Premium Banner, PVC Mesh Banner, Polyester 210, Polyester 115, Air Mesh Flag, Blackback Pro, Decor and more.

All other materials used by Banner World have flame retardancy certificates provided by the material manufacturers. These are available to download from individual product pages. Due to the changing nature of safety requirements and industry standards, the Flame Retardant Standard certification of all our fabrics is subject to change.

Certification requirements vary by region and country. Here are the most common international flame retardancy standards.


BS-2BBS 5867 part 2BUnited Kingdom
NFP-M2NFP 92-503/M2France
NFP-M3NFP 92-503/M3France
NFP-M4NFP 92-503/M4France
DIN-B1DIN 4102/B1Germany
NENNEN 6941/6065/6066The Netherlands
NFP-M1NFP 92-503/M1France
CL.1EN 13773 (2003)-CL.1Europe
GB-B1GB8624-2012 class B1China
NFPANFPA 701United states


Author Profile:

Chris Giles

A veteran of both the Sign & Graphics and Internet Marketing industries, Chris joined Banner World in 2015. His first experience in the graphics industry involved operating an Apple Macintosh Plus with a 9-inch black-and-white screen (yes, he really is that old). Chris is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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