Flame retardant cladding

Flame retardant cladding

  • The former concept of flame retardant cladding has been replaced by the K210 / B-s1, d0. The purpose of the cladding is to protect the underlying substrate against fire or damage.
  • The cladding must have its own smoke and fire properties, i.e. K210 and B-s1, d0.
  • It is debated whether a thin layer of applied paint counts as a cladding or not. According to Rikstermbanken, a paint layer is a surface layer or a coating, not a cladding.

Source: RIKSTERMBANKEN
Keywords: Flame retardant cladding, cladding, coating och surface layer

  • Flame retardant cladding: a cladding that prevents the ignition of underlying combustible materials.
  • Cladding (in a reaction to fire context): a layer that is attached to a material and which is judged by its ability to withstand fire or prevent the ignition of the combustible material in case of fire.
  • Coating: a film which is usually made of a different material or substance than the substrate.
  • Surface layer (in a reaction to fire context): the exterior of a construction part, fixtures or cladding that may be exposed at the early stages of a fire.