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Fire Retardant Chipboard

P2 Furniture Grade Chipboard treated with fire retardant phosphate salts to meet Euroclass B.

Chipboard panels designed specifically to prevent the surface spread of flames and prevent the ignition of flames. Spano Antivlam Chipboard maintains its mechanical strength and integrity after the event of a fire.

This product is suitable for interior, non-structural applications where the chance of wetting is minimal.

Typical Applications
  • Furniture
  • Door blank cores
  • Wall skins
  • Veneering
  • Laminating
  • General joinery
  • Shop fitting
  • Bar fitting
Applicable Standards
  • BS EN 312 – Particleboard specifications
  • BS EN 309 – Particleboards: Definition and Classification
  • EN ISO 11925 – Ignitability test.
  • BS EN 13501-1 – Single Burning Item Test
  • European Class B/C Fire Ratings
Environment

Hanson Plywood sources its collection of Fire Retardant Chipboard Panels from PEFC™ Certified forest concessions. The company’s robust Chain of Custody management system ensures that the certification is respected and adhered to throughout the supply chain. For further information, please refer to our Environment Page.

Chipboard is commonly manufactured with around 65%-70% recycled material and is further recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Quick Reference Guide – Fire Ratings

A question we are frequently asked is which fire rated panel will provide 30 minute or 60 minute fire resistance. The answer of course is not straight forward and although fire rated panels can be used as part of a fire barrier system, such as partitions, the finished design requires additional independent testing to achieve such a rating.

Since the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Fire retardant panels are tested against EN13823:2002 (SBI or Single Burning Item Test) and EN11925 (Ignitability Test) and given a rating against their performance.

SBI is the key test and records parameters relating to the rate of fire growth, lateral flame spread, heat release and smoke emission.

There are seven Euroclass Classifications for fire performance of different construction materials ranging from A1 and A2 through to F. Classifications for wood based panel products such as Plywood, MDF and Chipboard include B, C, D and E. Euroclasses D and E relate to untreated material.

Class
Performance Description
Fire Scenario
Heat Attack
Examples of Products
A1
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products of natural stone concrete, bricks, ceramic, glass, steel and many metallic products
A2
No contribution to fire
Fully developed fire in a room
At least 60kW/m2
Products similar to those of class A1, including small amounts of organic compounds
B
Very limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Gypsum boards with different (thin) surface linings. Fire retardant wood-based panel products
C
Limited contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Phenolic foam, gypsum boards with different surface linings. Flame retardant wood-based panel products (thicker than in class B)
D
Acceptable contribution to fire
Single burning item in a room
40kW/m2 on a limited area
Wood-based panel products with thickness > about 10mm and density > about 400kg/m3 (depending on end use)
E
Acceptable contribution to fire
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Low density fibreboard, plastic based insulation products
F
No performance requirements
Small flame attack
Flame height 20mm
Products not tested (no requirements)
Size
Type
10mm
12mm
18mm
3050mm x 1250mm
FR P2 Chipboard
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