Fire-resistant ACP Sheet

Viva fire-resistant ACP sheets: Here's everything you need to know

VIVA’s Fire-Resistant ACP Sheets: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

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There is an ancient saying that “A storm can arise from a clear sky”, which implies that risk is a part of our lives. However, another expression says that it is “Better to be safe than sorry.” which implies that being prepared for the worst in advance does not harm.

While aesthetics are important, the real question is how well-equipped is your architecture to stand tall and strong in times of adversity?

With high-rise buildings clustering the city skylines and new infrastructures sprawling across cities, fire safety has become an issue of utmost concern worldwide. This is owing to the fact that fire mishaps can occur out of a clear sky, endangering the existence of the building and those residing within it.

Thus, using certified fire retardant construction material has become the need of the hour for every modern infrastructure.

To combat the dangers of a fire outbreak, VIVA is the first to come up with FR-grade Aluminium Corrugated Composite Panels in India.

VIVA’s fire retardant ACP sheets are offered in three grades – Class B, Class A2+, and Class A2. The FR class B comprises 70% Mineral & 30 % Polyethylene recycled Core, whereas the FR class A2 includes 90% Mineral & 10 % Polyethylene recycled Core.

What is a Fire-Resistant Aluminum Composite Panel’s working principle?

What empowers fire-retardant ACP sheets with self-extinguishing property is the ultra-modern technology used to build the Core that comprises minerals like AluminiumTrihydroxide& Magnesium Dihydroxide. It is this inorganic mineral-filled, polymer-bonded halogen-free core that is responsible for preventing combustion and ignition from taking place.

Viva has introduced FR class A2+, also known as ACCP (Aluminum core corrugated panel), which was the first of its kind in India. It has honeycomb core sandwiched between two aluminium coils. It does not contain any polyethylene core, the fire triangle is broken by eliminating the fuel element.

What are the benefits of using Fire-Resistant ACP sheets?

Statistics unveil that about 80% of fire-related casualties are linked to the emission of toxic smoke, which is a dreadful combination of CO and CO2. Thick black smoke emitted from combustible materials like furniture acts as a choking hazard for the victims. Moreover, the dense smoke distorts the vision and makes it even more difficult for them to flee from the escape routes.

Fire-retardant ACP sheets do not release any threatening thermal irritants or toxic fumes that can be detrimental to the health of the respiratory system. Rather, a small amount of water is emitted, causing harmless water vapor and non-toxic smoke to be released.

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The poor thermal conductivity of FR aluminium composite panels leads to a negligible spread of fire for up to 2 hours. Since they do not participate actively in combustion, FR-grade ACP sheets do not release excessive heat onto other materials that can cause a fire.

Instead of melting into flaming droplets, fire retardant ACP sheets transform into harmless dust particles. Moreover, they do not come off the façade when the building is doused with water through a fire hose by the firefighters.

All these factors facilitate hassle-free evacuations of the occupants from the fire-engulfed building and minimize the damage to your dream project.

Why choose VIVA’s Fire-Retardant ACP panels?

Viva’s smoke-free FR-grade ACP sheets are designed to effectively protect high rises beyond 15 meters.

Our FR-grade aluminum composite panels emit negligible heat, so the temperature of the building is kept to an acceptable level.

Lastly, VIVA’s FR Class B ACP sheets are certified by international consultants Thomas Bell-Wright and accredited with NFPA 285, EN 13501, ASTM D1929, and ASTM E84. Our FR Class A2+ and Class A2 comply with EN 13501 and ASTM D1929

Last words

There is no such thing as too much safety, especially against the wrath of fire.

It would not be wise to completely exclude the possibility of a fire accident in a building, no matter how much we hope it never happens. Therefore, installing an FR-grade ACP sheet is a necessity (not an option) for modern structures if you want to enhance the fire security rating of the same.

Top 5 Fascinating Facts Less Known About VIVA and Its Aluminum Composite Panels

Top 5 Fascinating Facts Less Known About VIVA and Its Aluminum Composite Panels

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Contemporary architecture has become more about reflecting the personalities of the builders and owners. Many trends have come and gone in the past, but one trend that has flourished and continues to evolve with time is the use of aluminium composite panels.

It was long ago in 2003 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, that VIVA began its humble journey. Our business revolves around customer satisfaction, and we are consistently striving for excellence.

Let us take some time to explore some of the most intriguing facts about VIVA and its ACP cladding.

1.Fire-resistant – ACP cladding produces relatively less smoke than wood or plastics, and the smoke they produce mostly comprises nontoxic water vapour that does not contribute to suffocation in the event of a fire. Consequently, this leads to safer evacuations and fewer casualties. VIVA’s ACP panels can withstand fire for about 2hours. VIVA is the first manufacturing company in India to introduce ACCP (Aluminium Core Corrugated Panels) of FR Class A2+.

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2. Strong physical characteristics – ACPs are corrosion resistant and can resist extreme temperatures ranging from -50° to +80°. In addition, the low density of the core of our ACP panels provides exceptional dimensional stability and insulation properties (both heat and noise), keeping the building cooler and quieter. UV resistance is another advantage of ACP sheets. The thin aluminium coils are durable, impact-resistant, and feature a flat surface design to meet the expectations of the modern lifestyle.

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3. Customizable ACP boards can be customized according to the architecture style to mimic a wide range of textures, including wood, stainless steel, mirror, and stone. Moreover, ACP sheets can be bent into any shape, including convex, concave, diamond, dome, etc. VIVA’s ACP sheets have a reputation for sterling quality, intricate designs, and an array of refreshing colors and textures. We love spoiling our clients for choice by offering them the creative liberty to choose from our 300 shades of ACP sheet designs. If our range of hues does not appeal to you or does not meet your needs, then we also take custom orders for specific shades and lengths according to your preferences.

4. Ecologically friendly material: ACP panels are made of recycled materials such as aluminum, polymer, and minerals. As a result, our planet’s natural resources are preserved. Moreover, it is possible to recycle them easily without compromising their quality or value. Their energy-saving capabilities make them a highly valued component of solar, photovoltaic, and other systems. VIVA’s production facility is equipped with a solar power generator that generates 850 kWh of power and enables the efficient production of ACP sheets.

5. Nontoxic – ACP sheets of the highest quality are manufactured following strict industry standards and quality control measures. The health of workers is often compromised in industries like Marble which is why they suffer from rheumatoid pneumoconiosis – a disease caused by prolonged exposure to silica dust. Additionally, ACP sheets are printed with lead-free, VOC-free paints, minimizing the emission of hazardous fumes and toxic gases. There are 60 different types of testing equipment in our in-house testing labs, which we use to ensure product quality. VIVA’s aluminium composite panels are manufactured using materials sourced only from certified and trusted manufacturers in the industry. Hindalco, a company owned by Aditya Birla, supplies us with alloy aluminum coils of the 3003/ 3105/5000 series. The paints we use come from reputable brands like Nippon Paints, Monopol Colours, AkzoNobel, PPG Paints.

Wrapping up  

VIVA has contributed to the growth of the ACP sheet industry by fostering a culture of trust and reliability.

Hopefully, the above-stated facts about ACP cladding in general and VIVA, in particular, will satisfy your curiosity as to why our products are unique.

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Marol Naka, Andheri – Kurla Rd, Andheri East,
Mumbai, Maharastra – 400059

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info@viva.co.in

About us

A leader in the world of Aluminium Composite Panels, Viva Composite Panel Pvt. Ltd has come a long way since its inception in 2003. Viva is a premier ACP sheet manufacturer in India making use of state-of-the-art Korean machines with advance technology to ensure top-notch ACP sheets. Viva has 18 warehouses across all the major cities of India and more than 500 dealer network across the country.

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