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Fire Retardant Adhesives - which adhesives comply with Fire retardant requirements?

Ureka Moment #9 | Requests for Fire rated adhesives are becoming more common, but what should I use? Fire retardant adhesives are required more and more in construction applications. Here we provide you with hints and tips on what you could use.

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Fire retardant adhesives are required more and more in construction applications.  Here we provide you with hints and tips on what you could use.
 

Fire rated adhesives are becoming increasingly common due to the recent disasters involving fire. Many manufacturers are finding that they are being requested to ensure that their products meet increasingly stringent fire-retardant requirements.  This need passes up the supply chain meaning that adhesive manufacturers are putting more and more time in to developing new adhesives which can resist fire and heat.

Ureka Global Ltd are working hard with many of our customers to develop adhesives which pass these stringent and rigorous fire retardancy requirements, but there are some very important parameters to consider.  We are often asked for a “fireproof adhesive”, but unfortunately it is not as simple as that. 

An adhesive as a stand-alone item does not meet the scope of the fire retardancy tests, only as a component in the completed product or structure that our client is manufacturing.  So to ensure you will achieve a fire rating for your product or structure, you will have to test it as a complete finished item with all the components, including adhesive, present.  The most common fire test for products and components is BS476 but there are many different regulations according to the elements of your products – see below;

  • BS 476-3:2004. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs
  • BS 476-4:1970. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials
  • BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products
  • BS 476-7:1997. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products
  • BS 476-10:2009. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs
  • BS 476-11:1982. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for assessing the heat emission from building materials
  • BS 476-12:1991. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for ignitability of products by direct flame impingement
  • BS 476-13:1987, ISO 5657:1986. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of measuring the ignitability of products subjected to thermal irradiance
  • BS 476-15:1993, ISO 5660-1:1993. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for measuring the rate of heat release of products
  • BS 476-20:1987. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)
  • BS 476-21:1987. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of load bearing elements of construction
  • BS 476-22:1987. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-load bearing elements of construction
  • BS 476-23:1987. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure
  • BS 476-24:1987, ISO 6944:1985. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts
  • BS 476-31.1:1983. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions
  • BS 476-32:1989. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to full scale fire tests within buildings
  • BS 476-33:1993, ISO 9705 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Full-scale room test for surface product

Ureka Global can help you decide which Fire Retardant adhesive will be needed to meet your requirements, not only to meet the test, but also to suit your application.  We have two adhesives which have been successfully used in the construction of components which have passed fire tests.

FIRESTIKK FLAME RETARDANT ADHESIVE

Firestikk Flame Retardant M S Polymer Adhesive can be used for a wide range of off site and on site construction bonding and sealing applications.  Delivered through a cartridge, Firestikk Flame Retardant Adhesive is a flexible adhesive which suit any application requiring the accommodation of joint movement.

ARO-SEAL® 1107

Aro-Seal® 1107 Fire Resistant M S Polymer adhesive can be used for a wide range of off site and on site construction bonding and sealing applications.  Delivered through a cartridge, Aro-Seal® 1107 is a flexible adhesive which suit any application requiring the accommodation of joint movement.

PREFERE 4050

Prefere 4050 is a phenol resorcinol resin adhesive system which has excellent fire retardant qualities and is widely used in timber bonding applications where fire resistance is required, e.g. doors, windows, structural timbers etc.

For more information please contact us on 0117 971 1364 or email us on sales@thenamethatsticks.com.

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Fire retardant adhesives are required more and more in construction applications.  Here we provide you with hints and tips on what you could use.
 

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