Compiled by Juli Case
We do installations of clear curtains for restaurants who want to extend the use of their outdoor patios in rainy or cooler weather. One city we install in is requiring that we use clear vinyl that meets ASTM E84. Does such a thing exist?
It’s not unusual to find a clear vinyl that is flame retardant, but it’s more common for a specification such as NFPA 701 or even CSFM Title 19 to be referenced. ASTM E84 is a test method that assesses building components and is different than other tests in that it measures smoke index. Most of the vinyl companies we contacted could quote other test methods, but not ASTM E84. The exception was Adams Plastics, who did indicate that they had clear vinyl that met ASTM E84 specifications.