Materials and products

We have some of Europe's most extensive facilities for fire research and research into materials and products. We perform fire tests in accordance with about 70 standard methods and we manage a wide range of research projects.

We assess the growth of a fire from an initial ignition through to a complete flashover, by means of measurements of parameters such as heat release rate and evolution of toxic fire gases.  We carry out tests needed for product classification and certification according to a large number of accredited test methods. We are a Notified Test Laboratory for many product standards, which makes us an ideal choice as a partner in the CE-marking process. 

Research in this area is concerned with fires in buildings, furniture and beds, vehicles and ships.  Using data on the fire performance of materials, we can calculate the behaviour of fires in several scenarios.  Specific areas of research include the use of lightweight materials in ships, fires in cables, measurements of smoke and particle productions, explosions in aerosols and fires in vehicles such as buses and railway coaches.


Cable fire testing and research

Fire properties of cables are of great importance in a fire safety perspective. Read more...

Fire tests at RISE

Data sheets and descriptions of reaction-to-fire tests on materials

Fire tests of vehicles

We perform a large number of tests on a variety of different car components every year. We performs tests on components as well as whole vehicles. Read more...

Related Information


RISE Fire Database

Contact Persons

Per Thureson

Phone: +46 10 516 50 83

Magnus Sturesson

Phone: +46 10 516 65 84

Marina C Andersson

Phone: +46 10 516 52 92

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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