Fire Retardant ACP Sheets

Fire-retardant ACP sheets | NFPA 285, EN 13501-1 & ASTM D1929 Certification On Viva’s ACP

Fire-Retardant ACP Sheets – An Epitome Of Safety And Security

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“Kill fire before it kills you” the significance of this proverb cannot be understated. Fire accidents can cause serious injury and damage to personal property and claim a huge number of lives as well. Any major fire accidents will not only steal properties but is also an immense threat to life.

It is needless to mention that any building is vulnerable to fire breakout or accident. A house or an office can easily catch fire from the misuse of any appliances and that is why it is imperative to take measures to ensure the safety of your family or employees. The primary objective here is to construct a structure that can resist fire and can prevent it from spreading.

This is where fire-retardant ACP sheets come into use. It is one of the most basic and essential things we can do to make a building fire-safe. Fire-retardant ACP sheets can minimize the risk attached to fire casualties by stopping the spread of fire. The best quality ACP sheets are also known for producing negligible smoke and zero flaming droplets.

What makes Viva the most trusted fire-retardant ACP sheet manufacturer in India?

Viva’s fire-retardant ACP sheets are acclaimed for being durable, strong, and lightweight. Our ACP sheets are also available in a vast variety of shades and textures.

Viva Fire Retardant ACPs

Here are some of the top reasons that make Viva the best fire-retardant ACP sheet manufacturer in India and why you should install it:

  • Doesn’t release toxic gases – In cases of fire accidents, the building releases some toxic gases from the burned building materials. Gases like carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide as well as various other harmful chemicals and thermal irritants can damage people’s respiratory system and cause death. Viva’s fire-retardant ACP sheets do not release any toxic gases or chemicals.

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  • Negligible smoke – Viva’s ACP sheets produce negligible smoke during a fire breakout that helps the people evacuate the building easily and quickly.

  • Zero flaming droplets – Construction materials like polystyrene can melt during a fire breakout and produce flaming droplets which can spread the fire. Viva’s fire-retardant ACP sheets produce zero flaming droplets and prevent the fire from spreading.

  • Minimum heat release – The heat released from Viva’s ACP sheets is significantly low which does not spread the fire and helps to maintain the temperature.

Wrapping up

Having effective fire safety procedures and measures can save lives. Taking the appropriate measures can minimize the damage caused when a fire occurs. Viva’s superior quality fire-retardant ACP sheets, can save you from a great deal of harm and also prevent deaths caused due to the inhalation of smokes and fumes in event of a fire breakout.

Fire-retardant ACP sheets | NFPA 285, EN 13501-1 & ASTM D1929 Certification On Viva’s ACP

NFPA 285, EN 13501-1 & ASTM D1929 Certification On Viva’s ACP

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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 the 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

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.

Viva Fire Retardant ACPs

The standards maintained by Viva are-

1. NFPA 285 – 2019 Edition

The test was conducted on Viva 7 Star FR B1. The result of this test came out as ‘Passed’. The parameter of the test was that the flames should not reach on the second floor and 5 feet distance from the centre of the window vertically, the flames should also not reach the second story testing room and the thermocouple temperature should not cross 1000 Degree F.

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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.

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Fire Retardant ACP Panels and Why Are They Important

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Concrete, steel, and wood is the preferred material for the majority of buildings sprawling through the cities. These buildings, whether residential or commercial, need to demonstrate excellent safety and fitness to preserve human lives during physical distress. Fire is one such threat that takes away thousands of lives in almost the countries annually and results in property damage piling up to billions of dollars. So the question is, do we have fire retardant building materials that can preserve the precious human lives? The answer is fire retardant ACP Panels or Aluminum Composite Panels. We will discuss Kamala Mills Tragedy to explain the benefits of Fire Retardant ACP Panels clearly.

Kamala Mills Tragedy: A Case Study

On 28 December 2017, a fire broke out in the famous compound of Kamala Mills in Mumbai. Kamala Mills housed restaurants and pubs in the building floors, and the place was a hotspot for people who enjoy the nightlife. There were two pubs associated with the fire that resulted in the death of 14 people (Official figure) and seriously injuring dozens of others. The pubs were 1Above and Mojo’s Bistro.

fire retardant ACP Panels | Kamala Mills Tragedy: A Case Study

At 12:22 am past midnight, the violent fire spread to both the pubs and to save their lives the guests started running. A few moments later, the wooden rooftop caught fire and collapsed. As per the investigative reports, this event was a significant factor in increasing the death toll. Investigators later revealed the pointers which lead to this weird incident and loss of precious lives. These were:

  • Administrative carelessness and lack of adequate fire safety measures.
  • Building material was another primary reason for spreading of the fire. Also, the rooftop was covered with cloth and made up of wool.
  • The building lacked fire-retardant building material which could have stopped the fire.

Kamala Mills fire incident case study reveals that had the building premises contained ACP panels at crucial places like rooftops, exits, and walls, the fire would have kept from spreading. Apart from that, lack of fire-safety equipment in the two pubs is another reason for the rapid spread of the fire.

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Aluminium Composite Panels at a Glance

Aluminium composite panels or ACP Panel consist of three layers; Two external layers are made up of thin aluminium sheet, while the middle layer is made up of a low-density core. The low-density base is usually made up of Polyethylene foam.

Due to the ‘sandwiched’ foam layer between two aluminium sheets, this type of panel is known as the ‘Sandwich Panel’ or ‘Sandwich Structured Composite.’

ACP Properties and Features

Sandwich panels or the Aluminum Composite Panels possess many excellent properties and characteristics suitable for constructing a safe building. These are:

Thermal Resistance

Aluminum Composite Panels have different thermal conductivity values. These values depend on the sandwich material of the core. ACP panels are often poor conductors of thermal energy, meaning that they do not conduct heat very well.

This characteristic is due to the design of the board itself. The gap between the two outer layers minimises the thermal bridges, hence the poor thermal conductivity.

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Mechanical Properties

Aluminium composite panels display great strength, rigidity, structural integrity, and reduced weight when used in buildings.

ACP panels have a high strength to weight ratio primarily due to

1) Aluminium being light in weight.

2) Low mass-density of the fire retardant core material. Usually, the ACP panels weigh close to 4 kg/meter square which is perfect for reducing building efforts and maintenance.

Fire Retardant

Aluminum Sandwich Panels are not fire retardant. To get fire-retardant aluminium composite panels, you’ll have to consult your vendor/dealer. Fire retardant ACP panels are similar to any other sandwich panel regarding design. The only difference lies in the use of ‘Fire Retardant Core Material’ and the thickness of the external aluminium sheets.

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All these superior physical characteristics of the panels make them an excellent option to give a beautiful finish to the exteriors and interiors of the building.

How Viva Helps you build a safe, fireproof building?

Viva is an industry leader in providing high-quality Aluminum Composite Panels for buildings. Also, having worked on multiple national and international projects, Viva aims to be an industry leader in providing fire-retardant ACP panels to keep any fire hazards at bay.

Our unmatched quality and finish of the sandwich aluminium fireproof panels has helped us earn the trust of global construction players. Additionally, we hold expertise not only in manufacturing but also in fire retardant ACP panels with Aluminum, FR, and PE cores.

Use fire-retardant ACP panels in houses, commercial premises, and other civil construction finishing. Nevertheless, a wise step taken today can save a lot tomorrow.

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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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