What is the need for fire retardant plywood
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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 for.

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:

1. Extremely 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 department.

2. Impressive 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. 

4. Waterproof and weather-resistant:

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.

Become 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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