ALL TENMAT INTUMESCENT MATERIALS ARE CLASSIFIED “ZERO HALOGEN”
Smoke generated from the burning of halogens can be harmful or even lethal to human health. Many intumescent materials can contain a high degree of halogens due to the binders used. TENMAT intumescent materials contain a very low binder content and are mineral fibre based. In recent independent tests, all TENMAT intumescent materials have been classified as “Zero” halogen, the testing being carried out to ISO 5659-2 standards.
All of TENMAT base intumescent materials are now classified as Low Smoke, Zero Halogen.
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION
TENMAT FIREFLY Intumescents are technologically advanced passive fire protection materials used in a wide variety of firestopping applications throughout the world. Intumescent materials are most typically utilised within construction products to maintain or reinstate the fire resistance of buildings. For example, within walls, floors, and ceilings where the installation of penetrations and services can reduce the level of fire resistance, and intumescent materials or products containing intumescents can reinstate the fire rating.
TENMAT MATERIALS PREVENT A RAPID FIRE SPREAD
Passive Fire Protection is also referred to as fire compartmentation within a building, which ensures that fire cannot spread rapidly between compartments, relying on the integrity of its structures not being compromised. Penetrations such as pipes, ducting, lighting or electrical sockets compromise this. However, Intumescent Materials can be installed to seal off the penetrations in the case of a fire. Upon exposure to heat or flames, Intumescent Materials expand to close off the penetration and block the spread of fire, smoke and excessive heat. Intumescent cavity barriers can also be installed to compartmentalise an otherwise open-state, ventilated cavity.
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