When designing your next custom moulding(s) to enshroud your new innovation, do you need to consider using a flame retardant material and if so, what category level?
For example, a fundamental requirement for FDA (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approval is a UL94/VO flame retardant rating so it is important to understand your requirements before you head down a manufacturing route that you can’t change without huge investments. The costs of changing suppliers, materials, tooling and re-testing can be huge, not to mention time wasting with critical deadlines missed.
Questions you should consider are:
- Where are you likely to sell your products?
- What classification level will be required for the type of enclosure?
- Can your chosen manufacturing process and supplier support you with a compliant material and advise yellow card details?