Norafin GUARDIAN® – The Fireblocking Solution

Fireblocking materials can be used in many different applications such as furniture-, padding, and bedding. Seats of cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, and stadiums have to be equipped with fireblocker as well. However, the needs in private and public transport are some of the most important applications of fireblocking materials.

Since the 1980s, as the first high speed trains came into operation and glass-fiber products were forbidden, train seats were equipped with textile fireblocker. Before introducing a standardized EU regulation, every European country had its own test norms. Standards now must comply with norm EN 45545 – requirements for fire behavior of materials and products used in trains. Mechanical tests can further vary between countries, which makes it possible to use different fireblocking materials.


In the aerospace transportation, the seating must pass fire and toxicity test, a density of smoke measurement as well as mechanical tests. Most of the tests comply with international norms.

Norafin aims to design and deliver fireblocking materials with the highest performance and quality standards.

3D Fireblocker with Norafin 3D PERFORMANCE®

Our Norafin GUARDIAN® 3D PERFORMANCE® fireblocker materials offer additional benefits in comparison to conventional materials.

enhanced scrub resistance

excellent wear resistance at low weights

Performance Characteristics:
Item number standard

S64-02709 Norafin GUARDIAN®


S64-02712 Norafin GUARDIAN®


Technology   spunlace spunlace
Composition   Ox-PAN|Aramid Ox-PAN|Aramid
Weight [g/m²] ISO 9073-1 190 140
Thickness [mm] ISO 9073-2 2.2 1.65
Martindale [12kPa] ISO 12947-2 190,000 60,000
Smoke toxicity NF F 16101 conform1 conform/F1
Vertical flammability FAR 25 [60s] App. F Port. I pass pass
Smoke density ISO 5659-2   0.5
Mahre ISO 5660-1   3.6
Airbus AITM 2-007 A   pass
Airbus AITM 3-005   pass

1 not tested yet

End Uses:

Seats, upholstery, ceilings, and wall coverings in:

  • aircrafts
  • trains
  • buses
  • public buildings (theaters, cinemas, stadiums, etc.)

Performance Characteristics of our Products:

  • fireblocking and flame resistant capabilities according to EN 45545-2, FAR 25-853 or 16 CFR Part 1633 and more
  • high fire resistance
  • protection against vandalism according to NF F31 118 (anti laceration test method NF F 00 201)
  • low smoke toxicity and opacity
  • stab protection, slash-resistance
  • lightweight, high quality material constructions
  • long-lasting product solutions

Norafin GUARDIAN® – Fireblocker for Seats


Norafin GUARDIAN® – Fireblocker for Seats

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Your Contact Persons
Norafin Dawn Pechin

Dawn Pechin
Business Development Manager Protective Line

T:+1 828 435-7066
Norafin Jeff Henkemeyer

Jeff Henkemeyer
Sales Manager Protective and Performance Line

T:+1 828 435 7044
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Norafin Andy Schuffenhauer

Andy Schuffenhauer
Product Manager Protective Line

T:+49 3733 5507 240