INTIMIRE’s first motivation is to address specific problems faced by European SMEs textile industries. They are connected with the evolution in the strict EC regulations and standards for fire retardant products:
· the regulations for materials used in railway transportation: ST EN 45545
· the novel standards of upholstered furniture: norm NF D 60-13
None of the textile products available today, achieves the following points: the criteria of new norms, the environment preservation and the requirement of consumer (comfort, price, design, …).