Fire resistant FRP panels

Vetroresina produces fire rated FRP panels with low smoke-emission toxicity levels. Depending on the degree of fire-resistance and the aesthetic properties required, FRP laminates can be produced with a fire-resistant gelcoat, with a conventional gelcoat in accordance with NFP 92-501 Class M1, NFF 16-101 Class F0 or without a gelcoat.

In general, this laminate offers:

  • Good resistance to atmospheric agents
  • Good UV stability
  • High level of stiffness
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Ease of cleaning

Recommended applications

All applications requiring a high degree of fire resistance. In particular:

  • Construction: wall panels
  • Mobile laboratories/clinics: construction of wall panels
  • Public transport: vehicle components

Main characteristics

  • Glass fibre MAT, available in versions ranging from 300 g/m² to 500 g/m²
  • Glass fibre WOVEN ROVING, available in versions ranging from 300 g/m² to 500 g/m²
  • Thickness: the thickness will depend on the degree of fire-resistance required. Minimum thickness is 2mm.
  • Weight 3 – 7 kg/m²
  • External finish: glossy or matt FR gelcoat, glossy or matt gelcoat, no gelcoat.
  • Rear finish: sanded

Specific properties

Fire resistance

  • AFNOR NFP 92-501:
    M1: laminate with FR gelcoat 4 mm
    M2: laminate with FR gelcoat 3 mm laminate without gelcoat 2 mm
    M3: laminate with gelcoat 2 mm
  • ASTM E162:
    Is: 17.78 laminate without gelcoat 2 mm
    Is: 7.8 laminate with FR gelcoat 3 mm

Reaction to fire

  • EN 13501-1:2007:
    C, s2,d0: laminate with FR gelcoat 3 mm
    D, s1,d0: laminate with FR gelcoat 1.5 mm

Smoke density/toxicity

  • AFNOR NF F 16-101
    F0: laminate with FR gelcoat 4 mm
    F1: laminate without gelcoat 1.6 mm
  • SMP 800-C
    Suitable with laminate with FR gelcoat 3 mm
  • ASTM E 662
    Laminate with FR gelcoat 3 mm
    Ds@ 1.5 min. 1.3 (no Flaming) 0.5 (Flaming)
    Ds @ 4 min. 7.2 (no Flaming) 13.2 (Flaming)

 

Thermal conductivity
ISO 8302 0.065 W/mK

Resistance to water vapour
UNI EN 12086:1999: 50,000<µ<90,000

Operating temperature from -30°C to 70°C
Suitable for contact with food in accordance with Directive 2002/72/CE
Water absorption with internal method less than 1% in weight
The mechanical properties vary considerably depending on the type of product.

Finishes

The surfaces of Vetroresina’s FRP panels may have different finishes, depending on the type of application; the external surface may be glossy, matt and with or without gelcoat, whilst the internal surface may be rough, sanded or smooth. All of the laminates can be produced in various RAL colours or even in customised colours. Here are some examples of the finishes available:

  • Clear wood finishing
  • Walnut wood finish
  • Wenge wood finishing
  • Finishing n.1
  • Finishing n.3
  • Finishing n.6
  • Finishing n.7
  • Finishing n.8
  • Finishing n.9
  • Finishing n.10

Packing and transport

Rolls

Each panel is produced to a max 200’ long. They can be packaged as a single panel rolled up or it can be doubled or even tripled into a jumbo roll according to the thickness.
Each roll (or jumbo roll) is packaged with protective material (bubble wrap) and labelled to facilitate product traceability. It can be dispatched in various ways:

  • with foam EPS cradles
  • on a pallet with pyramid shape
  • on a custom-sized wooden pallet.

Sheets
The sheets may be of various sizes and are packaged and labelled to facilitate product traceability. They may be dispatched on wooden pallets built to size up to 43 feet long


  • Rolls with foam EPS cradles
  • Rolls on a custom-sized wooden pallet
  • Rolls on a pallet with pyramid shape
  • Packaging in Sheets of various sizes

Do you need a special laminate?

We custom make laminates upon request to satisfy all of the requirements your application might have. We produce industrial laminates of different thicknesses and with different specifications using a variety of combinations of woven, glass and resins. You can click the buttons below to request your free sample and a catalogue. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to ask for a personalized quote.

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