FIRE RETARDANT TREATMENT
When fire takes hold, time is everything. Precious minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
The ingredients in Dricon fire retardant treated timber dramatically reduce the surface spread of flame, heat and smoke release during a fire, giving you the time you need to get out safely.
Dricon fire retardant treated timber and sheet material has been high pressure impregnated with Dricon, an INT2 (humidity resistant) fire retardant formulation, and kiln dried to a specific moisture content. Dricon fire retardant treated timber and sheet material is suitable for permanent interior situations. It is the only industrial fire retardant treatment for timber with BBA (British Board of Agrément) approval. The treatment does not significantly alter the appearance of the timber.
What does Dricon do?
- Dramatically reduces the rate of flame spread and heat at release to allow people more time to escape fire and limit fire damage
- Significantly reduces smoke emission – smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death in fires.
- Can achieve the lowest smoke classification (s1) in Euroclass testing and meets the stringent requirements for railway rolling stock and the London Underground.
- Substantially extends the period before ‘ flashover’ occurs – the simultaneous ignition of the combustible materials in a confined space.
- Proven fire performance in action, saving buildings and reconstruction costs.
Dricon fire retardant is factory applied under controlled conditions in a vacuum pressure timber impregnation plant. Followed by kiln drying to return the timber to an acceptable or specified moisture content.
The treatment process operates with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation and conforms to the WPA Quality Scheme for fire retardants.
Every aspect of Dricon processing, including raw materials, product manufacture, management systems, treatment, drying, product performance and properties are the subject of a British Board of Agrément assessment under certificate number 87/1741. A copy of the BBA certificate is available on request.
Lotus Timber is the sole representative of Lonza Wood Protection in Estonia.
The process of Dricon Treatment is a lengthy one and can take up to 6 weeks. Production of Dricon Fire Retardant Timber is strictly controlled and monitored to attain CE Declaration of Performance.
After the treatment process is completed, Lotus Timber gives a certificate CE Declaration of Performance and CE-marks each product covered by the Certificate. Lotus Timber uses the Dricon fire impregnation process under the control of the notified body ‘SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’ and is allowed to CE-mark Dricon-treated products according to EU standards. You can find the CE certificate SC0483-14 here.
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