The caloric value of building materials has a major effect on their performance during fire. Compare the PCS values of the most commonly used solutions for facade cladding and find out what this means for the fire safety of your building.
HPL panels contain lots of organic material that will ignite when heated. This makes it combustible and explains why the manufacturers choose to use fire retardants in these products. These are needed in order to pass an SBI test. However, to be sure of a totally fire safe solution, it is strongly advised to use non-combustible panels and do not risk the somewhat dodgy performance of panels that include fire retardants to ‘mask’ their high calorific value.
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Rockpanel board material is not only fire safe but also holds many more unique properties for your project.