NFPA 1975

About this Specification

NFPA 1975 is used for the design, performance, testing and certification of nonprimary base materials used in work apparel. There are optional tests and requirements for flame resistance, odor resistance, water resistance, and insect repellency.

Compliance with NFPA 1975 requires third-party certification. ArcWear and SEI partner to quickly and accurately perform testing and issue third-party certifications under our FlashCert services.


Get Started: Contact Stacy at flashcert@arcwear.com if you are interested in certifying your fabric or garments to NFPA 1975. You will receive an introductory packet with instructions.


Base Methods in NFPA 1975

  • Heat and Thermal Shrinkage Resistance
  • Thermal Stability
  • Seam Breaking Strength
  • Product Label Printing Durability


Optional Methods in NFPA 1975

  • Flame Resistance
  • Thread Heat Resistance
  • Odor Resistance
  • Water Absorption Resistance
  • Insect Repellency Test