Following the terrible fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block in West London in June 2017, the spotlight has been firmly focussed on improving resilience against fire in such buildings and on developing fire resistant materials used in the construction of buildings and in general manufacturing and engineering.
The use of adhesives and sealants in bonding cladding, fixing stud partition walls, dilation joints and other applications have come under scrutiny in the aftermath of this tragedy and with advancements in adhesive chemistry new products have been brought to market.
One such product is SafeFix® FR300 - a high-quality and durable one component ’fire-resistant’ MS Polymer adhesive. It is suitable for fire-resistant bonding of all kinds of surfaces in construction and general manufacturing industries. SafeFix® FR300 is also chemically resistant, permanently flexible and can counteract the spread of fire, smoke or toxic vapours. It has a fire resistance of up to 4 hours and is suitable for the fire-resistant adhesion of connection and dilation joints in construction. SafeFix® FR300 is also certified for horizontal joints and connections to floor/ceiling with wall, wooden and steel casings and all stud applications. The fire-resistance tests conform with EN1366-4 to 240 minutes in horizontal or vertical joints measuring 30mm wide. Fire resistance tests were carried out by the Peutz Laboratory for fire safety for the determination of the fire resistance of several linear joints with SafeFix® FR300 hybrid sealant in walls with elements of aerated concrete, steel, wood and gypsum. The tests were performed in accordance with European standard EN1366-4:2000+A1:2000 using the standard heat curve. Based on the test performed in accordance with EN1366-4:2000+A1:2010 and the extended application in accordance with EN 15882-4:2012, the system was classified in accordance with EN13501-2:2007+A1:2009. An expert judgement was also made for connecting FR300 to a steel El60-construction. SafeFix® FR300 is not suitable for PE, PP, PC, PMMA, PTFE, soft synthetics, neoprene and bituminous
surfaces. SAFEFIX® FR300 is available directly from Eurobond Adhesives Ltd in 290ml cartridges or 600ml foils. Tel 01795 427888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org