Preventive fire protection for buildings and rail
Stricter fire regulations apply to the inside of public buildings and to all types of rail vehicles. REHAU offers special preventive fire protection solutions for edgebands which are self-extinguishing and produce less smoke than conventional edgebands. This product line is manufactured using a halogen-free polymer formulation that is particularly robust and impact-resistant, making it highly suitable for use in public spaces.
RAUKANTEX FP from REHAU’s fire.protect product family is available in various decorative designs, colours and dimensions, and can be processed on conventional edgebanding machines. Edgeband solutions currently being used in the area of fire protection are extremely complex to process, or thinner edgebands are chosen that are not considered to be substantial enough. The RAUKANTEX FP product line combines several benefits in one: it is easy to process, creates safe, rounded edges and also meets fire protection requirements.
Areas of application and classifications
Inside public buildings, RAUKANTEX FP is used as part of building products such as wall coverings and furniture, which are used to equip schools, kindergartens, hotels or hospitals, for example. EN 13501-1 applies in Europe for the classification of construction materials. In composite testing, with the specific combination of edgeband, board and adhesive, RAUKANTEX FP is classified as B – s2, d0 according to this standard, making it suitable for use on flame-retardant furniture and wall coverings that need to meet the B – s2, d0 requirements or worse.
Inside rail vehicles, REHAU offers its self-extinguishing RAUKANTEX FP edgeband for various applications in furnishings and wall coverings in carriages. In the event of a fire, the fire behaviour and smoke development of each material used is crucial in enabling passengers to get out of the danger zone as quickly and safely as possible. The requirements and limit values of all materials are defined in the European standard for fire protection on railway vehicles EN 45545-2. RAUKANTEX FP meets the R24 requirement with the best possible hazard level of HL3.
If you have specific project enquiries, you can contact REHAU at www.rehau.com/raukantex-fp.
The REHAU Group is a polymer specialist with annual sales of around EUR 3.3 billion. The independent, privately held company has approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations worldwide. The company employs 12,000 throughout Europe and 8,000 in Germany. For more than 70 years, REHAU has been working on making polymer products lighter, more comfortable, safer and more efficient. The company manufactures solutions for construction, automotive and industry and supplies its innovative products throughout the world.
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