The fire characteristics of interior ceiling and wall cladding have a major impact on how a fire develops. During evacuation, it is important that temperature, smoke concentration, heat radiation and other factors do not prevent people inside the building from reaching safety.
Troldtekt panels are made from wood and cement. Wood is an organic and flammable material, but every single wood fibre in a Troldtekt panel is encapsulated and protected by non-flammable cement. Troldtekt panels therefore have low flammability and only emit low heat during a fire, and almost no smoke. Troldtekt A2, made using special cement, is a non-flammable material.
European CE marking
In the EU it is mandatory to CE-mark products that are covered by a European harmonised standard or European technical approval.
Troldtekt is CE-marked in accordance with the European standard for cement-bonded wood wool, EN 13168 – Thermal insulation products for buildings – Factory made wood wool (WW) products as well as the European standard for suspended ceilings, EN 13964.
Read more about CE-marking and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Thus, in accordance to these standards, all Troldtekt products are tested for reaction to fire in accordance with EN 13501:
- The reaction to fire classification for Troldtekt panels is B-s1,d0.
- The reaction to fire classification for Troldtekt A2 panels is A2-s1,d0.
Reaction to fire classification B-s1,d0 and A2-s1,d0
B and A2, respectively, denote the extent to which the material contributes to fire, it’s reaction to fire behaviour. The classification ranges from A1 (non-combustible, no organic and/or combustible components) to F. An F, however, means that the panel has not been tested and are not be sold and used for ceiling cladding. The additional classification in relation to smoke production ranges from s1 as the best to s3 as the worst. And finally, the additional classification in relation to flaming droplets/particles ranges from d0 as the best and down to d2. Together these classifications constitute the “reaction to fire” classification.
In addition to the European standards, national building regulations in some countries require additional fire certification.