FIRE RETARDANT PANELS
Cleanbuild fire retardant panels offer optimum hygiene and fire safety. Our FI-RE panels have the same benefits as the Cleanpanel panels but are made from a mixture of fire-resistant raw materials. Thanks to our FI-RE panels, it is also possible to use high-quality plastic walls and ceiling claddings in working environments with high fire safety requirements.
OUR PRODUCT RANGE FIRE RETARDANT PANELS
Cleanbuild plastic FI-RE panels are easy to clean, durable and fire-resistant. Just like the Cleanpanel panel, the FI-RE panels are provided with a handy click system, that considerably speeds up installation.
The FI-RE panels are available in widths 250/35 mm and 400/35 mm and are manufactured in the required lengths. The panels are manufactured in the fresh colours white and grey.
APPLICATIONS OF FIRE-RETARDANT PANELS
Our FI-RE panels are suitable for environments where heat is used. For example, the panels are used as wall cladding in bakeries and industrial kitchens, but they can also be used as cladding at petrol stations. The FI-RE panels bring hygiene and fire safety together.
WE CAN PROVIDE SOLID ADVICE AND INSTALLATION
Cleanbuild is happy to take as much work off your hands as possible. Our expert advisors will help you decide which fire-retardant panels best suit to your new construction or renovation project. We cut and deliver the panels directly to the correct length, so that sawing will not or hardly be necessary. We can also take care of the installation for you. This way, you only need one contact during the entire project; it’s well worth it!
OTHER CLEANBUILD PRODUCTS
Our product range consists of high-quality plastic construction materials, that excel in ease of cleaning and quick installation. We offer Cleanprofile plastic profiles for a smooth finishing of the PVC panels. We also offer easy to clean PVC doors (Cleandoor) and low maintenance PVC windows (Cleanwindow).
MORE INFORMATION ON FIRE-RETARDANT PANELS
The FI-RE panels combine the best of two worlds. The panels have the ideal properties of high-quality plastic walls and ceiling claddings, but they also contribute to fire safety. You can read how this is possible in the answers to the following questions
The term FI-RE stands for ‘Fire Retardant’.
Just like the Cleanpanel plastic panels, our FI-RE panels are very hygienic. They have an exceptionally smooth surface which makes them easy to clean. The panels also require little maintenance: they hardly wear out, they are resistant to many chemicals and last very long. Thanks to a smart click system with double rubber seal, the panels are easy to install. The new high-quality plastic wall and ceiling cladding can be fitted easily against an old surface. The panels are also suitable for the construction of free-standing double and partition walls.
In addition to all the Cleanbuild plastic panels advantages mentioned above, our FI-RE panels are also fire-retardant.
High-quality plastic walls and ceilings have many advantages for industrial applications. They are easily installed, cost-efficient and quite easy to maintain. A disadvantage of plastic is that it is more sensitive to fire than, for example, brick walls. Cleanbuild therefore developed the FI-RE panel, especially for applications where fire safety is paramount.
The terms ‘fire-retardant’ and ‘fire-resistant’ are used interchangeably. However, this is not correct: both clearly mean something different. The term ‘fire-retardant’ says something about how the material responds to the fire. This involves looking at the flame spread, the formation of droplets and smoke development. The fire class is determined on the basis of this and some other data. The fire class of Cleanbuild FI-RE panels is B-S3-D0 in accordance with EN 13501-1: 2007. The fire class tells emergency services how they can best extinguish the burning material.
As for the term “fire resistance” the question is: how fast does a fire spread from one area to another? This involves measuring how long it takes for a particular construction or area to burst into flames. Fire-resistant products can also catch fire themselves but slow down the spread of the fire.
The FI-RE panels are manufactured in the same moulds as the Cleanpanel panel, but with a different material. The solid PVC of the FI-RE panels is a unique recipe of fire-resistant raw materials. This mix results in a fire-retardant material that provides the panels with an outstanding fire class B.
The fire class of a given product is determined through accurate testing and it is documented in a certificate. The Cleanbuild FI-RE panels are certified by Efectis for fire class B-S3-D0. This classification consists of three parts:
B: the first letter of the fire rating indicates how flammable a product or material is. This goes from A (non-combustible) to F (highly combustible). The FI-RE panels with fire class B are therefore combustion is almost impossible to achieve or ‘practically incombustible’.
S: the letter S stands for ‘Smoke’ and indicates something about the formation of smoke. At S1 means that there is little smoke formation, S2 stands for ‘average formation of smoke’ and at S3 is ‘large formation of smoke’. The FI-RE panels have a large formation of smoke.
D: the letter D refers to the formation of droplets. These are droplets or loose particles that fall off the material and can start a new fire. At D0 there are no burning parts; at D1 the falling parts burn for less than 10 seconds and at D2 the loose particles burn for longer than 10 seconds. If FI-RE panels catch fire, there will be no droplet formation (D0).
Cleanpanel ® is a Cleanbuild product, a specialist in high-quality (hygienic) plastic construction materials. Plastic wall and ceiling cladding have existed for some time, but they rarely had the right quality or features for use in industrial or hygienic areas. Therefore, in collaboration with the plastics industry, we developed the Cleanpanel panel. This panel has remarkable features, which make it possible to achieve a high degree of hygiene and ease of cleaning. The double-sided rubber sealing, for example, is unique to our product. But also the composition of the material (solid PVC), the extra smooth finish and strong joints in the core are unique to Cleanpanel. It is a sophisticated product, that is suitable for many applications.
The plastic panels form the most important part of our total range of hygienic plastic construction materials. Cleanbuild also manufactures and supplies matching plastic profiles (Cleanprofile) and high-quality plastic doors and windows (Cleandoor and Cleanwindow). For these products, too, we have spent years tinkering with the right composition of materials and design. The result: a complete range of smart and practical materials with the best value for money.
Our specialists will be happy to inform you about the possibilities of renovating your car wash, petrol station roof, kitchen or production area with Cleanbuild’s hygienic solutions.