We've now made it easier to specify the right wall and ceiling panels to meet Building Code requirements for fire performance.
Our Technical Support Manager, Mark Demus, has overseen a comprehensive research and testing programme for our veneer and melamine panels along with our substrates. The result is comprehensive guide that answers all the key questions such as:
- What's defined as a surface finish?
- What are Group numbers and what do you use where?
- How are products tested to get a Group number?
- How do our own products stack up?
The good news is that our veneer panels pressed on MDF FR Black or MDF FR MR (green) both get a Group 1-s rating and these panels do not require an intumescent coating. The veneer panels were coated with a generic two-pack polyurethane, which is a typical finish on veneer panels. Melamine panels received a Group 1-s on the MDF FR Black and a Group 2-s on the MDF FR MR.