A broad perspective needed
Fire safety encompasses a set of practices and measures intended to prevent fires as well as to limit harm that fires can cause once they have started. The behaviour of those occupying the building is equally crucial to building and product design – including insulation materials – in order to guarantee the highest level of fire safety.
Improving fire safety requires ongoing engagement by all relevant actors. Everyone, from the architect to a building’s residents, has a role to play in making sure all potential risks are proactively addressed.
Polyurethanes industry commits to HIGHEST fire safety LEVELS
The polyurethanes industry contributes actively to fire safety: firstly, it makes sure polyurethanes-based solutions comply with European and national fire regulations. In addition, companies within the industry work hard to improve their products’ and profiles’ fire performance.
Polyurethanes are often part of building products and elements specifically designed to enhance fire safety, as they can be chemically modified in order to further improve their fire performance. As a result, polyurethanes can satisfy even the most stringent of standards. Fire resistant wall and roof panels or protective coatings are only some examples of the highest performing and safest innovations which the industry provides.