Areas of application

Furniture and interior fitting

Product features

Variety of decors and / or textures
Easy care
Food harmless
Low Flame-Spread Surface Material
High impact resistance

Areas of application

For universal use in preventive fire protection to reduce the fire spread. Particularly useful where high demands are made on the design and ease of care. The field of application covers decorative ship interior fitting through furniture, installations and wall coverings as well as in corridors and stairways. Use in wet areas and outdoors, as well as mechanical surface stress, is not recommended.

Certificates & labels

IMO Approval

The International Maritime Organization is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. Its goal is safe and efficient shipping on clean oceans.

Product section

Availability

Formats

Length (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)
2,8002,0704 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 15

Product features

Product standard

  • In accordance with EN 438-4

Core material

  • Mineral compact laminate: Compact core of primarily mineral constituents with outstanding strength properties. Suitable for areas subject to particularly high demands of fire protection.

Density

  • - 1,900 kg/m³

Marine Approvals

  • MED – Low Flame-Spread Surface Material
  • USCG – Low Flame-Spread Surface Material
  • Transport Canada – Low Flame Spread Surface Linings

Formaldehyde emission class

  • E1

Product safety

  • This product follows the REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 an article. Following Article 7 it does not need to be registered.
  • The surface is physiologically safe, and approved for direct contact with food acc. to Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011.
  • The decorative surface consists of paper layers and a mineral material core, which are impregnated with thermosetting resins. The resins harden completely during the manufacturing process by heat and high pressure. They form a stable, resistant and non-reactive material.

Special

  • Duropal flameprotect compact IMO is manufactured without overlay as standard, this also applies to all print decors.

Colour and surface match

  • Decor, structure and core board all influence the final appearance of the end product.
  • Due to the product-specific differences in production technologies, even identical decor/structure/core board combinations can result in slight optical and tactile deviations across different product groups and formats. Such deviations do not constitute a defect.
  • The choice of surface structure in particular has a significant influence on the visual impression, the tactile perception as well as the technical characteristics of the product. Thus, the overall impression of a decor can change almost completely depending on the surface structure. Furthermore, mechanical influences on the product surface can lead to a higher contrast optical perception with dark decors.
  • To ensure that you always achieve the best results with our products and to clarify any deviations in advance, we will be happy to advise you individually.

Product handling

Machines and tools

  • Machining can be carried out on all common machining equipment and processing apparatus.
  • Cut-to-size saw:
    – cutting speed: 65–75 m/sec
    – infeed: up to 100 m/min for single cuts, up to 70 m/min for pallets of boards
    – saw blade projection: 15 – 30 mm
    sizing circular saw:
    - cutting speed: 65–75 m/sec
    - saw blade projection: 15 – 30 mm
  • Diamond tipped tools are suitable for machining and processing.

Edging

  • We generally recommend edge sealing (ABS or PP edgeband with a final thickness of between 0.4 – 0.6 mm)
  • The narrow glue surface must be absolutely dust-free or pre-treated with a primer.
  • The edge strength test should only be carried out after a few minutes, not immediately after starting.

Fitting technology

  • All conventional removable and non-removable fittings for wood materials, compact laminates and mineral boards are suitable.
  • Under mounts can also be used for fixing wall coverings, e.g.
    Fa. Keil Fixing Technology GmbH, Suitable for invisible panel fastening solutions - e.g. undercut anchor technology, Link: https://www.keil-fixing.de/
    Fa. Fischer Germany Sales GmbH, Suitable for invisible panel fastening solutions - e.g. undercut anchor technology, Zxkon panel anchor FZP II T PA - for HPL compact panels and mineral material panels, Link: https://www.fischer.de/
  • Suitable fittings or screws that are suitable for a maximum end panel thickness of up to 15.0 mm must be used for furniture production.

Installation and assembly

  • Please always ensure proper machining and installation according to the current available technology. Special attention must be paid to the material properties given its high mineral content.
  • Sufficient conditioning is required prior to installation. The premises themselves need to be air-conditioned according to the future use.
  • Ensure good rear ventilation and climate equilibrium on both sides in the installed condition. For adequate air circulation the void should be at least 20 mm. It is important to interrupt horizontal substructures as well as the top and bottom ends of the wall panelling so that vertical rear ventilation is possible. Avoid direct fixing on the surface without air gap.
  • The substructure must be protected against corrosion and must be made of non-combustible materials.
  • The base may not be moist or instable. Please make sure that minimum carrying capacity and stability correspond to the usage.
  • Newly built walls (made of brick or concrete or plastered walls) contain considerable amounts of moisture. Before covering them with panels they must be completely dried out.
  • Ensure that there is an adequate area of “play” for the panel after installation; drill holes should be over-sized by a minimum of 0.5 mm.
  • It is essential to ensure that the expansion area of all installed Duropal flameprotect compact is not impeded. When combined with different or the same materials, the potentially different expansion coefficients must be taken into account in the event of climatic changes.
  • The material must not be exposed to heat influences by light- or heat radiation which will increase the surface temperature to more than 70°C.
  • Avoid direct fixing on the surface without air gap.
  • Direct, permanent moistening of the surface should be avoided.
  • Especially for large applications, we recommend paying attention to the colour and texture unifomity of the boards and cut products used when further processing and installing and that the production direction is taken into account.

Storage, handling and transport

  • Panels must be fully and horizontally stored with edges flush on a flat and clean base covered with plastic foil. Cover the top panel fully with foil and a cover board.
  • Protect from moisture and wet conditions.
  • Avoid direct exposure to heat and any possible dehydration of the surfaces by light- or heat radiation or by air currents from heating- or air conditioning systems.
  • Foreign bodies or impurities in the pallet of sheets can lead to impressions and damage to the surface of the board.
  • Sheets / boards must not be moved against each other; they should be moved individually by hand or with suction equipment.
  • Ensure that sufficiently large and sturdy bases, e.g. pallets, are used for the transportation of stacked sheets. The sheets on the pallet must be secured against slipping.

Health and safety

  • Provide adequate extraction when splitting/sanding.
  • Provide adequate ventilation and fresh air supply.
  • Suck (vacuum) dust when cleaning; do not blow.
  • Work clothes should cover the body entirely (trunk, legs and arms) whilst processing these panels.
  • Use the usual products for skin protection (creams etc.).
  • We advise operators to wear a face mask (P2).
  • Please wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when processing and handling.

Cleaning and care

  • The surface can be cleaned with water and gentle cleaning agents.

Disposal

  • When machining large quantities, we advice using a separate saw dust extraction. Offcuts and large amounts of saw dust are to be collect and disposed of separately.
  • Waste code for disposal: 030199

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