06 May A world first: ALPOLIC™ A1 achieves European Fire Protection Class – Euroclass A1 Fire Rating
This is a significant win for architects and installers using rainscreen cladding in their specifications as ALPOLIC™ A1 is a non-combustible aluminium composite material.
Introduced to the market Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), ALPOLIC™ A1 has been created in response to strong market demands for a non-combustible material with an A1 fire rating as a substitute for solid aluminium and other materials.
Why is the A1 fire rating significant?
The Euroclass A1 fire rating is considered one of the strictest fire protection standards for building materials in the world. This makes ALPOLIC™ A1 a fire safe aluminium composite material with a non-combustible mineral core that contains zero polyethylene. It can therefore be used as an exterior or interior cladding and roof coverings in both new buildings and re-clad applications wherever a non-combustible material is required.
Stamped with the highly desirable European Fire Protection Class Euroclass A1 fire rating, ALPOLIC™ A1 is set to become a top material of choice for architects and installers.
Benefits of ALPOLIC™ A1:
- Exceptional flatness, superior strength to weight ratio and fabrication capability.
- Euroclass A1 fire rating, considered one of the strictest fire protection standards for building materials in the world.
- Material guarantees available upon request
- BBA Certification is available.
- 100% recyclable
- Continuous coil application ensures consistent, long-lasting colour.
How can ALPOLIC™ A1 be specified as a rainscreen cladding solution?
ALPOLIC™ A1 can be used as an exterior or interior rainscreen cladding solution in both new buildings and re-clad applications, wherever a non-combustible material with an A1 fire rating is required. There are a wide range of finishes available, to suit the architects design.
Who produces ALPOLIC™ A1?
ALPOLIC™ A1 is a product of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), who will begin to promote the material under the name of ALPOLIC™ A1 in Europe and other markets immediately.
With stronger fire standards taking effect globally, MCC first launched the material under the product name “ALPOLIC™ NC” in Australia and has since launched it across Europe.
Why is ALPOLIC™ A1 a great rainscreen choice for fire safety?
ALPOLIC™ A1 is a smart choice for architects looking to provide increased fire safety in its buildings. This is because it comes with a European Fire Protection Class Euroclass A1 fire safety rating.
“Euroclass A1” is considered one of the strictest fire protection standards for building materials in the world and ALPOLIC A1 is the first material of its type certified under the Euroclass A1 standard.
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How is ALPOLIC™ A1 produced?
MCC’s ALPOLIC™ A1 is a three-layered composite material made by laminating two sheets of aluminium to both sides of a core material. This creates a unique flatness, and exceptional load-bearing capacity and a flexural strength.
Strong, smooth, flat, lightweight, durable and attractive and available in a variety of colours. Check out our new Alpolic™ A1 page and contact Sotech to discuss the best option for your project.
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