Even though ACP sheets have been very popular as a facade cladding material, it has been criticized for its fire safety properties. Therefore, Viva has taken the initiative to make their products fire retardant as per international fire safety code. This is what makes Viva as top ACP sheet manufacturer in India.
In this case study, we will discuss the Technical properties of FR Grade ACP sheets.
The certifications that ensure completely fire safety from ACP sheets
Different standards of production ensure the manufacturing of ACP sheets being fire-safe. The best part is Viva, concerned about their customers’ safety and have certified their fire retardant products from International Consultant Thomas Bell Write.
The standards maintained by Viva are-
1. NFPA 285 – 2019 Edition
The test was conducted on Viva 7 Star FR B1. The Intermediate-Scale Multistory Apparatus test or ISMA system test for facade fire test standards. This was done to evaluate the fire propagation characteristic of the exterior non-load-bearing wall assemblies containing combustible compounds.
The result of this test came out as ‘Passed’. When the parameter was- no flames on the second floor, further externally the flames should not reach 10 ft height on top of the window. Additionally, 5ft. laterally center of the window and thermocouples inside the wall assembly shan’t exceed more than 1000℉ during the test.
2. EN-13501:2018 & ASTM D1929-16
In order to test the reaction to the fire test, a few other tests are conducted for ensuring a fire-free product. EN 13501-1-2018 was conducted as a product test on single burning and the reaction to fire. It passed with B-s1,d0. Whereas, the ASTM D 1929-16 was conducted on the product for determining the ignition temperature of plastics. The results showed a spontaneous ignition temperature of STI: 452℃(842℉) and a flash ignition temperature of FTI: 429℃(824℉). These tests were done on the same product as the NFPA 285’s system test i.e. Viva 7 Star FR B1.
The test results showed that there was low flammability which will help in evacuation and help save lives. Further, Viva 7 Star FR B1 generates low smoke, has zero burning droplets, delays the flame to spread, and releases no toxic fumes in the atmosphere. Therefore, this product minimizes the losses in case of fire, thus making it a fire retardant ACP sheet that is safe for use.
Viva as The top ACP sheet manufacturer in India
Viva has become one of the best ACP sheet manufacturer in India. The only reason that was possible is that they are continually modifying their products for customer ease. This typically means that Viva acquired the standards of NFPA 285, EN 13501-1 & ASTM D1929 that makes their product entirely fire retardant.
Additionally, the products manufactured at Viva are easy to clean, anti-bacterial, scratch resistance, and environment savvy. If you are planning to purchase fire-retardant ACP sheets then, I suggest you go with the best- and it is Viva- you know it.