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Aludecor’s FireWall having more than 71% mineral content and made with AA5005/AA3105 alloy, is a tried and tested non-halogenated FR ACP that:
FireWall is a non-halogenated FR material that produces water vapour when it heats up.
It does not produce toxic gases like the halogenated materials. Magnesium hydroxide (MDH) is the non-halogenated material that is mixed with PE to form the core of Aludecor’s FR products. MDH has a better fire-resistance performance than aluminium trihydrate (ATH), the other non-halogenated material, owing to higher decomposition temperature. Furthermore, MDH is more environment-friendly than other similar materials.
MDH delays the PE transformation from solid to plastic (the point of ignition) up to 360°C, by releasing water molecules and bringing down the temperature continuously.
|Core Details||Polyethylene||Magnesium Hydroxide (MDH)||Aluminium Trihydrate (ATH)|
|Chemical reaction||CH2 + O2 = CO2 + H2O||Mg(OH)2 = MgO + H2O||2Al(OH)3 = Al2O3 + 3H2O|
|Decomposition temperature||90˚C to 110˚C||310˚C to 360˚C||190˚C to 240˚C|
|Status||Heat generation||Heat absorption||Heat absorption|
At Aludecor, the end-to-end production facility is foolproof and competes with global standards. The two production units spread over 25,000 sq. at Haridwar are equipped with up-to-date technology and testing facilities. The stringent quality control system keeps a sharp eye on each unit produced.
Aludecor FireWall is process certified for Reaction to Fire by ewcl5 as per EN 13501-1, Class B-s1, d0 and BS 476 Part 6 and 7.
Aludecor FireWall also passed the ASTM E119-12 test for 2-hour resistance to fire. The test also checks if the ACP disintegrates from the structure when water is sprayed through fire hoses to bring the fire under control.
EN 13501-1 test validates that it will not contribute to the spreading of fire, the smoke production will be negligible and flaming droplets will turn to harmless ash particles. On clearing this test, Aludecor FireWall has received the B-s1, d0 fire classification.
Aludecor is equipped with Baby Line, a miniature version of an ACP Lamination Line, for trial production of the Aludecor mineral core.
The mineral core produced in this Baby Line is subjected to rigorous tests, and only on clearing them, is the particular batch sent for final production.
Before going for the final production, each batch of the mineral core produced in the Baby Line is thoroughly tested.
|Ignitability Test||Non-combustibility Test|
|Checks the magnitude of ignition in compliance with EN1182.||Checks at what temperature the material would be set aflame.|
Materials that catch fire easily are more ignitable, flammable or combustible. For example, the paper is more ignitable or flammable than wood. Various testing procedures can be treated as effective tools to quantify the capability of any material to resist fire. There are international protocols in place to determine the flammability or combustibility of different kinds of substances.
The EN13501-1 is an effective way to test combustibility of various materials.
The Limiting Oxygen Index is a measure of the percentage of oxygen that has to be present to support combustion of the plastic materials. The benchmark is 21%. Below this, the material will catch fire easily, but above it, the tendency will be reduced. The higher the LOI value, the higher the non-flammability.
Checks if light passes through the smoke produced or not so that it does not blur human vision. Smoke Density Index (SDI) helps to measure the concentration of smoke emitted by burning materials. Higher SDI rating means that the material emits a greater quantity of smoke, when burning, than low density rated materials. We know that smoke kills faster than fire and causes more fatality than heat. Smoke produces life-threatening toxic products and reduces visibility. It also hinders escape from a fire zone. It is important to keep in mind that ASTM D 2843 is an important method to measure the SDI rating of plastics.