PE (polyethylene) VS. FR (fire retardant) core
The Alucobest cladding which was used on the facade comprised of a PE (Polyethylene) core, commonly described as a flammable and “non-compliant” construction material.
Scientific testing found that Alucobest was in breach of combustibility requirements for a high-rise building and indicated that the PE core aided in the proliferation of flames, smoke development and internal fire ignition.
How is Alpolic/fr different?
– As a market leader, SGI has been supplying FR core (Fire Retardant) composite panel since 2000 to the Australian market
– Alpolic/fr is a ‘fit for purpose’ residential/commercial facade cladding material
– Alpolic/fr consists of a fire retardant thermoplastic core, which is 70% non-combustible material. The remaining 30% relates mainly to the aluminium skin itself
– Alpolic/fr is CODEMARK approved for use on all Class A, B and C type buildings
– Aluminium will melt at 660 degrees celsius – but it will not ignite
– Although the core material contains a small amount of PE, the main ingredient of the mineral core does not permit the proliferation of flames and restricts the development of smoke