Aludecor, one of the pioneers of Aluminium Composite Panels in India, launched 3mm fire rated ACP in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. Ashok Khurana, Director General (Retd) of CPWD and Independent Director of NBCC India Ltd., who was the chief guest for the event in Delhi on April 16, 2018, launched the product. Rahul Gupta, Operations Director, Exova Warringtonfire, India, who was the special guest, shed light on the importance of fire safety and fire rated materials in today’s construction.
It is a product that is widely used in India today, not just for commercial exteriors, but for interiors and residential projects too, and 80 per cent of the ACP market in India belongs to 3mm ACP. By bringing affordable 3mm fire rated ACP in the market, the company has played a crucial role in creating a fire-safe society.
Making buildings fire-safe has always been a concern. However, fire rating has largely been limited to 4mm ACPs for high-priced projects only. The fire rated 4mm ACP of Aludecor has been very popular with high-rises for a long time. Backed by this infrastructure, the R&D team of Aludecor worked out fire rating for 3mm ACP that can be offered to the market at an affordable price. Providing 2-hour fire resistance, the product controls flame spread and heat release. It suppresses smoke so that visions of people are not blurred while escaping. It does not produce flaming droplets as well.
Addressing the dealers in Kolkata, Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, the CMD of Aludecor said that fire rated ACP is a kind of an insurance against fire for buildings. He added that this affordable 3mm FR ACP has been developed entirely in India, at their factory in Haridwar.