the past few years national authorities are demanding more stricter
requirements concerning fire retardancy and heat resistance of applied
materials in interior parts for public areas and public transportation.
This follows the disasters all throughout
Europe (London Underground fire at King Cross Station, tunnel
inferno France/Switzerland, Volendam and Enschede the Netherlands, and the
tunnel blaze in Austria, etc.). More and more industries such as the
transportation, marine, construction and civil industries are confronted
with and are required to meet these higher demands. For the interior
component supply industry it becomes more difficult and more expensive to
meet with these higher demands.
Example of Surface
Example of Carbon & Aramide Fabric
parts are not only components to benefit from this technology but also
heat shields to protect the steel/concrete columns, beams and roof/floor
structures. Due to the high insulation values incorporated within the
structures, they considerably extend the resistance time for exposure
against inferno fires so that the steel /concrete structures maintain
there strength and do not collapse.
It is also possible to incorporated anti ballistic / impact armor within the parts (see also composite armor page). This is especially interesting not only for interior parts but also for exterior parts as wall panels, doors etc.
Simply a much safer environment in case of fire, for the shopping customers, the firemen who evacuate, save people and put out the fire, but also for the owner (risk, insurance etc.)
Composites based on phenolic resin are the product of choice in areas where
public safety is important.
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