ALPOLIC/fr is a fire-safe material, passing mandatory requirements for exterior and interior in most countries. ALPOLIC and its affiliated products pass the following fire tests.
A2, just like all the products of the ALUCOBOND? family, allows simple processing, is impact-resistant, breakproof and weatherproof and, above all, non-combustible. This test measures the distance of the flame spread and the light obscuration of the smoke development during a specific time period.
Subsequently, question is, is Aluminium composite panel flammable? Aluminum Composite Panel has developed a lot since the original, combustible design.
The different types of ACP.
|Panel Type||Core Material||Fire Rating|
|PE (Polyethylene)||100% Polyethylene||Highly Flammable|
Subsequently, one may also ask, is all cladding flammable?
Many cladding materials currently used are flammable to varying degrees, including very common Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs). These have a plastic-based core material (such as polyethylene), with a sheet of aluminium glued to either side.
What is Alpolic cladding?
ALPOLIC® A2 is an aluminium composite material (ACM) with a high fire retardant core, used as exterior and interior cladding and roof covering in new buildings and retrofit applications.
What is ACM material?
Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) is a rigid sheet made of two sheets of pre-finished aluminum, bonded to a polyethylene core. Light-weight, without sacrificing durability, ACM sheets are often used for outdoor signage, and channel letter backings.
How did the cladding catch fire?
It is thought the fire was caused by an electrical fault in a fridge. The cladding on the outside of the 24-storey building was flammable, which means it caught fire, and channelled the flames further up the tower. There were also very few fire safety measures in the building, for example – a lack of sprinklers.
What is Alcobond?
Alucobond is a composite product consisting of a thin layer of aluminium on each side of a polyethylene core. The polyethylene core is what gives the material its flexibility and reduced weight.
Is Vitrabond combustible?
Vitrabond aluminium composite panel is comprised of a fire resistant core sandwiched between either two aluminium or other natural metal cover sheets. While the core is combustible, Vitrabond Aluminium Composite panel (FR), has demonstrated excellent large scale fire performance, avoiding the spread of fire.
What is alucobond?
ALUCOBOND® is a light aluminium composite material consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a core material usually made of polyethylene.
Is zinc cladding fire resistant?
Like other metal panels, zinc cladding is resistant to damage from fire. This means that zinc cladding also helps to prevent the spread of fire to combustible materials. Unlike materials such as wood, vinyl or plastics, zinc panels can last through minor fires and will not catch on fire themselves.
Is ACM cladding safe?
ACM cladding is not dangerous but it’s important to use the right type.
Where is alucobond manufactured?
Today Alucobond is manufactured by 3A Composites, which is the present name for the original composites division of Alusuisse and a division of Zurich-listed Schweiter Technologies.
Is cladding a fire hazard?
Residential buildings are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a cladding fire because people can be asleep and windows are often left open. The amount of smoke generated by the recent Neo200 fire is frightening. Combustible cladding allowed the fire to spread rapidly up the Neo200 building.
Is PVC cladding fireproof?
PVC/uPVC or vinyl cladding products usually have a fire rating of C or D, which means this type of cladding is combustible. Due to the composition of PVC, being a plastic cladding material, it will melt and warp when exposed to fire.
What is the flammable cladding?
Why aluminium composite cladding is flammable and how buildings can be made safe. Most aluminium composite cladding consists of a layer of plastic sandwiched between two aluminium sheets. And it’s the plastic layer, usually made of polyethene (also called polyethylene), that’s the main culprit.
Why cladding is done?
Cladding in construction is material applied over another to provide a skin or layer and used to provide a degree of thermal insulation and weather resistance, and to improve the appearance of buildings. Between the cladding and the wall there is a cavity where rain can run down.
Is PVC cladding safe?
When purchasing cladding for your building, it’s important to check whether or not you are buying fireproof cladding. In fact, our PVC Cladding actually resists the spread of flame, outperforming Timber Cladding, making it a safe and fire resistant cladding solution for your building.
Is uPVC flammable?
uPVC is Highly Flammable In reality, uPVC is actually a fire retardant. Timber is the more flammable material in this case.