The European Union has recently sharpened the existing regulations and introduced new ones within the scope of application of materials in such public utility buildings as schools, kindergartens, sport halls, shopping centers or hospitals.
In order to assess the probable reaction of the product to fire, i.e. its potential flammability, its Euroclass shall be checked, i.e. the fire classification regarding reaction to fire.
The classification includes all the significant information concerning reaction of products to fire. According to this classification, each product is qualified in one of the basic seven fire Euroclasses.
Euroclasses A1, A2 and B list the safest products whereas further Euroclasses classify products which show worse and worse fire properties.
The last class is marked as F. Apart from the basic class, the complete product flammability classification consists of two additional classes:
|within the scope of smoke emission – Euroclasses from s1 to s3|
|within the scope of the intensity of occurrence of flaming droplets – Euroclasses from d0 to d2|
In order to meet the strictest European requirements pertaining to fire safety, highest the Swiss KRONO Group has developed a technology of production of non-ignitable furniture boards.
The STOP FIRE furniture boards by KRONO have been tested at a certified institute in Germany, and they have been classified as a non-ignitable material of B-s2, d0 class.
|Euroclass||Characteristics of the reaction of the product to fire|
|A1||Non-flammable||Absolutely non-flammable products of the top class which do not cause flaring of fire|
|A2||Non-flammable||Non-flammable products of the top class which do not cause flaring of fire|
|B||Non-ignitable||Highly limited contribution to fire; the products do not cause flaring of fire|
|C||Flash resistant||Limited but noticeable contribution to fire|
|D||Flammable||Significant contribution to fire|
|E||Flammable||Very significant contribution to fire – fire hazard|
|F||Flammable||Untested products or negative results of all the fire tests|
|Euroclass||Indication of smoke production rate and volume|
|s1||Practically no smoke|
|s2||Average amount and density of smoke|
|s3||High volume of dense smoke|
|Euroclass||Intensity of production of flaming droplets and particles|
|d0||No flaming droplets|
|d1||Few flaming droplets (similar to sparks from burning wood)|
|d2||Large number of flaming droplets and particles|
SWISS KRONO offer includes the following furniture boards STOP FIRE:
SWISS KRONO RC SF-B (Chipboard P2 Stop Fire – non-ignitable) – 18 mm thick - B-s2, d0
SWISS KRONO MFC SF-B (Laminated chipboard P2 Stop Fire – non-ignitable) – 18 mm thick - B-s2, d0
SWISS KRONO MDF SF-B (MDF board Stop Fire – non-ignitable) - 16 and 19 mm thick - B-s2, d0
SWISS KRONO MFMDF SF-B (Laminated MDF board Stop Fire – non-ignitable) – 16 and 19 mm thick - B-s1, d0