REACTION TO FIRE AND FIRE RESISTANCE ARE TWO DIFFERENT, BUT VERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DESIGNING A BUILDING.
Our non-combustible mineral wool insulation solutions offer the best performance when it comes to both Reaction to Fire and Fire Resistance, enabling building designers and specifiers to develop effective and robust fire safety strategies when they design new buildings.
“Euroclass A1 Remak® Rockwool will not contribute in any stage of the fire including the fully developed fire.”
Reaction to fire
The measurement of how a material or system will contribute to the fire development and spread, particularly in the very early stages of a fire when evacuation is crucial.
All insulation materials are classified according to Vietnamese standards. Fireproof classification of building products and building elements, helping designators understand how much ‘fuel’ will be added to a building as well as how a material will contribute to the development stages of a fire.
The majority of our products are non-flammable and achieve the highest possible A1 Reaction to Fire Classification.
The use of non-combustible materials will reduce the risk of fire in construction, contribute to preventing the development of fire or the spread of fire.
Measurement of the ability of a material or system to resist, and ideally prevent, the passage of a flame from one particular area to another.
Building Regulations require certain elements such as partitions, separating walls, ceilings and beam and column constructions to provide specified amounts of fire resistance.
Fire protection classifications are normally reported in terms of a period of fire resistance. These classifications relate to what is known as the integrity (E), thermal insulation (I) and load-bearing capacity (R) of building elements.
Simply, this means how elements — either in combination or individually — stop a fire spreading, how they restrict temperature rise and how the elements’ load-bearing capacity is maintained.
A range of our solutions have been tested for use in a variety of fire-resistant applications, providing fire resistance periods ranging from 30 to 240 minutes to assist the design of safe buildings.
Our non-combustible fire-resistant solutions help inhibit fire spread, maintain structural integrity and limit the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another, providing safe buildings for occupants, and added peace of mind for specifiers.