Passive fire protection can save lives
Optimally equipped with Fire-teK®
Fire can quickly become life-threatening.
Regulations for the passive fire protection of buildings are intended to prevent the spread of fire, smoke and gases as much as possible.
Our Mineral Wool Fire-teK® products are non-combustible by nature and heat resistant up to temperatures of 1000 °C, and are therefore ideally suited for use in preventative fire protection.
Reaction to fire
Classifications of reaction to fire
The assessment criteria for reaction to fire of building materials in Europe is a classification system which was decided on by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) in 2001 with the series of standards DIN EN 13501 Classification of reaction to fire of construction products and building elements. This specifies uniform fire protection requirements throughout Europe. According to DIN EN 13501-1 construction products are classified into seven European classes A1, A2, B, C, D, E and F.
In addition, the side effects of fire such as smoke production (s = smoke, classes s1, s2 and s3) and flaming droplets/particles (d = droplets, classes d0, d1 and d2) of construction materials are considered.
Advantages of mineral wool