Smoke resistance tests Sa & S200 with Mulcol products
Mulcol International is continuously researching, developing and testing practical solutions that meet the most up-to-date standards. Strict smoke permeability requirements Sa and S200 will come into effect on 1 July 2021. To comply with these new standards we have successfully completed several tests.
Fire and escape safety are becoming increasingly important factors. In the event of a fire, it is essential that there is sufficient time to evacuate and that the spread of smoke is not a limiting factor. The prevention of smoke spreading through building structures and through penetrations, also referred to as smoke resistance, is a crucial safety aspect in the event of a fire.
In the future Dutch Environment and Planning Act, new criteria/requirements regarding the spread of smoke will be stipulated in the Dutch Building Decree 2012. According to the Dutch NEN 6075, these requirements are a “determination of resistance to smoke passage between rooms”, which in turn complies to the European Standard EN 1634-3. NEN 6075 also contains an additional requirement to the European Standards as to how penetrations, gaps and joints should be tested in accordance with Sa (smoke resistance at ambient temperature) and S200 (smoke resistance at the higher temperature of 200°C). These requirements will apply from 1 July 2021.
Recently Mulcol International has tested its products to these strict smoke resistance requirements, valid for penetrations, gaps and joints. These resulted in positive test results which means that the entire Mulcol product range meets the Sa and S200 requirements according to the NEN 6075. Also after July 1st 2021 you can utilise our fully compliant fire stopping products in your projects.
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