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FAS fires up innovation with launch of orange Fire Door Foam

13 February 2024

FIRE AND Acoustic Seals (FAS) has introduced its orange Fire Door Foam, in turn heralding what the company believes to be “a groundbreaking shift” in the UK’s fire-rated expanding foam market.

Marking a departure from its conventional pink colourisation, this advanced product aims to simplify choices for installers and, in parallel, enhance safety measures in fire door installations.

The decision to transition from pink to orange stems from a strategic effort to distinguish this safety-critical product from generic pink fire foams that are common in the market. The colour change is envisioned to streamline decision-making for installers, offering clarity in product selection amid “a landscape of varying functionalities and properties” to be found in current fire foams.

FAS Fire Door Foam boasts “impeccable credentials” having undergone rigorous testing to meet relevant British Standards for installation with timber fire door sets. Those British Standards include BS EN 476 Part 20 and 22:1987, BS EN 1634-1:2014, BS EN 1366-4:2008 and BS EN 1634-3:2004 (smoke control test).

The product also holds the prestigious Warringtonfire Certifire certification.

Safety is the priority

Julian Vollans, managing director at FAS, has emphasised the company’s commitment to safety, stating: “Safety is our priority. We are particularly excited about the positive impact this colour change will have on ensuring the right products are used for fire door set installations.”

Vollans continued: “We understand the confusion surrounding pink fire foams. This change to orange should address these concerns, while retaining the product’s impressive fire door-tested performance.”

Further, Vollans noted: “The colour change doesn’t affect the formulation, but we’ve extensively tested it anyway at UKAS laboratories to supplement our existing portfolio of evidence. It’s already our best seller with UK housebuilders and contractors due to its quick installation benefits and proven performance.”

Vollans concluded: “This move aligns with the creation of our dedicated FAS Fire Door range, which was launched last year. The aim is to position FAS as the preferred choice for fire door installation products within the industry.”

Sealant product

FAS has also introduced orange FAS Fire Door intumescent acrylic sealant to enhance the range of colours available and complement the orange foam.

All of the company’s dedicated fire door products are specially designed and tested using standard timber or plastic packers to achieve fire ratings of 30 to 120 minutes when applied correctly around fire door sets.

*For installation and technical details visit www.fireandacousticseals.co.uk

**FAS will be showcasing the FAS Fire Door range and other industry-leading fire door safety products at The Fire Safety Event 2024, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April-2 May. The company will be based on Stand D134 in Hall 5