What is the need for fire retardant plywood
Unfortunate times can come knocking on us
without any caution, albeit scary, this should encourage us to take necessary
precautions to reduce the harm they can cause. Fire accidents, even though have
now lessened over the years yet are still something we all need to be prepared
Plywood has been a revolutionary
invention to the furniture industry thanks to its versatility and unmatched
advantages. However, it is still wood and a material that is very much
susceptible to increasing the amount of damage in case of the unfortunate event
of a fire. Thanks to the advancements in technology we now have fire-retardant
plywood that can not only withstand fire damage to a great extent but will also
self-extinguish the fire once the source is removed.
What is fire retardant plywood?
As the name suggests, fire retardant plywood is plywood that is not readily
susceptible to fire. These plywood have low flammability, a low rate of
burning, and a
higher lower flame penetration to time, in order to
prevent fire from spreading quickly and thereby helping you get enough time to
extinguish the fire if possible and leave the premises safely. Therefore, fire
retardant plywood is a definite boon that has been a savior for both man and
material in case of fire.
Why select fire retardant plywood from CenturyPly?
CenturyPly, one of the leading names in the
nation for plywood offers a select range of fire retardant plywood that comes
with the latest technology termed as ‘Firewall technology’. This technology
consists of nano-engineered particles that are embedded in the polymer matrix
of the plywood, thereby giving it the best in class fire-fighting properties.
Some of the key characteristics of the
innovative Firewall technology by CenturyPly are as follows:
low inflammability rate :
When tested for
flammability, a 19mm thick ply which comes with Firewall technology takes more than 30 minutes before the fire
burns the surface( under standard test conditions). This gives a person enough
time to extinguish the fire or leave the premises safely and call the fire
flame penetration rate:
When tested for
flame penetration, the expected time is a minimum of 2.5 times ( under standard
test conditions)the thickness of ply in minutes while CentruryPly products that
come with Firewall Technology had a flame penetration rate that was observed to
be greater than 3 times the thickness of ply in minutes. Thereby, helping in
keeping your belongings much safer than ordinary ply.
3. Lower Level
of Smoke :
The smoke development
index for ply with Firewall Technology is 155, ( under standard test
conditions) therefore the amount of toxic smoke emitted in case of fire is
lower than that produced by normal plywood hence preventing you from getting
suffocated by smoke.
Besides being fire
retardant, these plywood are also waterproof and weather-resistant ensuring
that your furniture is in impeccable condition throughout the year. Therefore,
plywood with Firewall Technology is the ideal choice for offices or restaurants
where activities that involve heat and fire are frequent along with high
exposure to water.
Besides this, the Firewall technology by CenturyPly is also certified as per the Indian Standards IS 5509, the American
standards ASTM E84 as well as the British standards BS 476.
stress-free and secure by investing in fire retardant plywood for your
furniture, to learn more about this fire-fighting technology by Century ply,
click on this link: https://www.centuryply.com/firewall-technology
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