London -- Proposed changes to the UK's furniture flammability laws aimed at improving safety, making UK furniture greener and bringing savings to industry are currently under consultation.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation paper - published on 7 August, 2014 - states: "The new specification will change the required test filling material in the match test from a non-fire retardant polyurethane foam to a combustion-modified foam.
"BIS believes this can result in a reduction of up to 50% of flame retardant chemicals often currently used to meet this test," it added.
The consultation closes on 7 October, 2014. More details here.