WYANDOTTE, Mich., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF's Palusol® SW sandwich panels now meet fire door listings requirements issued by the Quality Auditing Institute, Ltd. (QAI), an independent, third-party testing and inspection organization. The QAI listings, which include Palusol SW door cores, edge-sealing systems and hardware, confirm 20 to 90 minute fire resistance for wooden fire door slabs and frames. The panels provide architects and manufacturers with the option to use wooden doors and frames that meet fire resistance requirements in commercial and residential building construction.
Recent listings offer wider variety of fire doors
Palusol SW fire protection panels are filed under the F411 Fire Door Listing program by QAI. The listings include single doors with wider and higher stile and rails, as well as door pairs with a maximum size of eight foot by nine foot. Additionally, the QAI successfully tested a new timber frame design, and new hardware and a fully ceramic door glazing system.
"Over the past 50 years, Palusol has proved itself as a reliable provider of fire protection panels developed to effectively keep customers safe," says Andreas Bolz, Business Manager Palusol at BASF. "QAI's research is a proof point of the quality product that Palusol offers to commercial and residential builders."
Benefits of Palusol SW fire protection panels include:
- Up-to 90 minute fire resistance for wooden single doors, pairs and frames
- Combination of fire and smoke protection with insulation against heat
- Low response temperature at 212°F (100°C) and short response time to heat
- Thin door construction at 1-3/4 inch
- Many aesthetic designs possible by varying the visible surface
- Fittings and fixtures remain effective and functional after extended use
- Glazing surface range from 83 square inches up to 2,656 square inches including a proprietary clip system which simplifies the insertion of glazing
- New hardware components were tested and specified to complete the product range
Palusol SW fire protection panels, combined with free licensing of certified and listed fire door assemblies by BASF, offer a wider variety of design freedom while simultaneously complying with fire regulations.
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Suggested caption: Palusol® SW door assembly during fire testing.
Palusol® fire protection panels, classified as non-flammable, expand under high temperatures and foaming pressure, which produces a non-flammable and thermally insulating foam. This foam fills the joints and gaps, preventing the propagation of heat, fire and smoke for a certain period of time. Palusol applications include fire doors, fire protection glazing, as well as, in fireproof bulkheads for pipes, cables and ventilation elements. Palusol is a registered trademark of BASF SE. More information is available at: www.palusol.com
About PALUSOL® SW
PALUSOL® SW, a ready-made sandwich product composed of Palusol fire protection panels and High Density Fiberboards, can be integrated into fire doors and carries existing certification under ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and BS (British Standard). PALUSOL® SW has been specially developed for the manufacture of wooden fire doors and for use in fire walls.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.
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