Aludecor, a pioneer in the world of metal composite panels, held a discussion session between key industry thought leaders and stakeholders to exchange ideas and share knowledge on the best construction practices and fire safety solutions on 14th February, 2019 at Mumbai. Titled #BeatTheFire, the discussion was attended by Dr. Prabhat S. Rahangdale, Director – Directorate of Maharashtra Fire Services and Chief Fire Officer; Ar. Kshitij Limaye, Executive Director – Sankalpan Architecture; Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, Chairman & Managing Director, Aludecor and Ar. Rahul Mehta, Senior Associate – P G Patki Architects, who was the moderator of the panel discussion.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Rahangdale said that the fire department is working towards improving the infrastructure, capacity building, superior communication, mitigation and importantly active citizen interference. He added that such events are a good platform to communicate with the stakeholders and educate the citizens about the right building materials with fire proof properties.
Elaborating on the need for superior fire safety norms, Ashok Kumar Bhaiya said “We at Aludecor have been striving to contribute in the best way possible for us towards fire safety in buildings, through developing the best fire-safe product or by sensitising the industry on the subject. We also explore the best materials that can be put into use across high-rises which have become a norm for a metropolitan skyline”. He spoke about Aludecor’s latest indigenously made noncombustible metal composite panel or MCP.
Aludecor showcased their latest range of Firewall A2, which is the highest grade core of fire retardant ACP. Firewall A2 has negligible heat release, doesn’t contribute to flame spread, generates no smoke and produces no flaming droplets. Aludecor ACPs can be made fireretardant (on demand) and can come as an Aludecor Firewall A2 grade or Aludecor Firewall.
The former is certified by the Exova of the UK (ewcl5) for reaction to fire classifications of EN 13501-1 Class A2 s1, d0 and it has fireproof properties similar to metals; the latter is certified for Class B s1, d0 and it passes 2-hour resistance to fire classification of ASTM E119-12 and BS 476 Part 6 & 7 Class O.
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