Flame Retardant MDF


In areas where there is a higher than average risk of fire, or in buildings such as cinemas, theatres, libraries, schools, offices, hotel foyers and hospitals, flame retardant panels should be a consideration. The incorporation of flame retardant products in a building will help to suppress the spread of fire, allowing safe evacuation of the occupants and reducing financial loss.
 
To meet the European classifications, the rate of fire growth, total heat release, smoke production and burning droplets are measured by testing samples of the products to EN 13823 (The SBI test) and EN 11925-2 (The SFI test) and, for wood-based panels, classified as Euroclass B or C in accordance with BS EN13501-1. Euroclass B is a higher technical class than Euroclass C and, therefore by definition, if material conforms to Euroclass B then it will exceed the requirements for Euroclass C. The fire performance commonly required in high risk areas such as external cladding within 1m of a boundary, escape routes and staircases is Euroclass B.
 

Euroclass B MDF

FSC Certified Medite FR Euroclass B MDF

FSC Medite FR Euroclass B (BS EN13501-1) MDF is identified by its pink/red colour.

In 18mm thickness, it has been tested and approved for 60 minutes fire resistance of symmetrical non-loadbearing partitions. Download the specification sheet by clicking here.

Suitable for use as wall linings, partitions, display panels, ceilings etc. It is not suitable for external or structural applications, nor where exposure to water or high relative humidity may be encountered.

AVAILABLE THICKNESS (mm)
12 | 15 | 18 | 25  
SHEET SIZES (mm)
2440 x 1220
3050 x 1220
 

PEFC™ Certified FR Euroclass B Only (BS EN13501-1) MDF


AVAILABLE THICKNESS (mm)
12 | 18  
SHEET SIZES (mm)
2440 x 1220
3050 x 1220


Euroclass C MDF

FSC® Certified Medite FR Euroclass C MDF

FSC Medite FR Euroclass C (BS EN13501-1) MDF is identified by its pink/red colour.

In 18mm thickness, it has been tested and approved for 30 minutes fire resistance of symmetrical non-loadbearing partitions. Download the specification sheet by clicking here.

Suitable for use as wall linings, partitions, display panels, ceilings etc. It is not suitable for external or structural applications, nor where exposure to water or high relative humidity may be encountered

 

AVAILABLE THICKNESS (mm)
SHEET SIZES (mm)
2745 x 1220

AVAILABLE THICKNESS (mm)
6 | 9 | 12 | 15 | 18 | 25 
SHEET SIZES (mm)
2440 x 1220 
 
 

Factory Production Control & Declarations of Performance

The law governing the distribution of Flame Retardant (FR) panels into construction changed in 2013. Distributors placing FR panels on the market must hold a valid Factory Production Control (FPC) certificate, issued by a notified Body*. Distributors who attempt to place FR panels on the market without a valid FPC certificate are breaking the law. 

We regularly assess our suppliers to ensure that they hold a valid Factory Production Control Certificate. They issue appropriate Declarations of Performance and CE mark for all FR processed MDF, classified to Euroclasses B & C, in accordance with EN13986. This is your guarantee that the FR panels you buy from us are fit for purpose and will ultimately perform to the specification claimed.

 
Always ask about the manufacturer's Factory Production Control certificate and ask for the appropriate Declaration of Performance (DOP) when you buy.

* A notified Body is an organisation, such as Warrington, accredited by the UK Accreditation Service for the purpose of product testing and auditing and whose competence has been ‘notified’ to the European Commission.



Your Technical Data


For Technical Datasheets on
Medite's FR Euroclass B & C MDF,
please click here.