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Fireseal meets European safety standards

Fireseal – the world-class, highly-modified, flexible, acoustic foam for use in the heating and ventilation and construction sector produced by leading foam manufacturer Carpenter – now meets BS EN 13501 as part of a continued development programme and stringent fire safety testing procedures.

Fireseal foam

The European Standard provides a number of performance criteria to measure the fire characteristics of building products. It includes tests for spread of flame and contribution to fire as well as smoke generation and the production of flaming droplets.

Fireseal has been classified as Bs1 d0, which means it has very low flammability and produced very little smoke and no flaming droplets when tested. This is an excellent rating.

The product is chemically inert and will not dust or migrate when subjected to air movement. Its flexibility offers easy application to curved or complex surfaces and it can be readily cut or pressed into a variety of shapes.

Fireseal national sales manager Richard Harris said: “BS EN 13501 is accepted in all EEC countries, which enables manufacturers to produce or import products that have been tested to a common standard without the need to test in each member state.”

Carpenter Fireseal also meets BS476 pt6 and pt7 (Class ‘0’), and UL94V-0.

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