Reaction
to Fire
in Italy

The fire-retardant standards, that in Italy regulate the passive protective devices of Reaction to Fire, refer to DM 26/06/84 and next DM 03/09/01 “Classification of Reaction to Fire and certification of materials in order to prevent fire” and specifically for woods DM 06/03/92 “Technical and procedural standards for the Classification of Reaction to Fire and certification of fire-retardant coating products applied on wooden objects”. The definition of Reaction to Fire is the level of participation to the fire of a combustible material.

ITALIAN CLASSIFICATION REACTION TO FIRE
0 1 2 3 4 5
Incombustible Hardly
flammable
Flammable Easily
flammable
Highly
flammable
Unclassifiable

Reaction
to Fire
in Europe

The standards are supported by the new European Regulation n. 305/2011 – “Regulation of building products” highly linked to DM 10/03/2005 and DM 25/10/2007 concerning “Classes of Reaction to Fire for building products, that must be used in works, where the fire safety is required”, that set the procedure to classify in Reaction to Fire the objects (CE branding) inside buildings, forced to release CPI (Certificate of fire prevention).

EUROPEAN CLASSIFICATION REACTION TO FIRE
A1 A2 B C D E F
Incombustible Combustible
unflammable
Hardly
flammable
Flammable Easily
flammable
Highly
flammable
Unclassifiable
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