Material and Equipment Acceptance (MEA) Division
DECORwall #: MEA 443-04-M
Accepted for interior finish usage, with Class A flame spread rating and smoke
development rating. Upon exposure to fire the material [DECORwall] did not produce
products of decomposition or combustion that were more toxic than those given off
by wood or paper did when decomposing or burning under comparable conditions.
UPITT Test for Toxic Potency
"When tested in accordance with the combustion toxicity protocol developed at the
University of Pittsburgh [UPITT Test], Model 1/3 DECORwall wall coating meets the
requirements for interior finish material as defined by Title 27, Chapter 1, Subchapter 5,
Article 5, of the Building Code of the City of New York."
The Building Code of the City of New York requires the material to be "not more toxic than wood,"
which requires a passing value of greater than 19.7g. The value for Model 1/3 DECORwall was 173.4g.
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Test results, rounded to nearest 5
[Red oak is used to obtain 100 values for
Flame Spread and Smoke.]