NFPA 286 and Toilet Partitions

In both 2009 and 2012 editions of the IBC and IFC, if you specify either polypropylene or high-density polyethylene toilet partitions for your projects, (which are considered an interior finish), these products must meet the NFPA 286 room-corner test.  This test is considered superior to the old ASTM E-84 tunnel test.

Beware that some PP and HDPE products have not been tested.

Contact me at info@archi-specs for a list of compliant toilet partition manufacturers.

Codes and Standards You Should Know When Specifying Toilet Partitions

 

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