What is Reaction to Fire?

Reaction to fire is the response of a product in contributing, by its own decomposition, to a fire to which it is exposed. It relates to the combustibility and ignitability of building materials and can be used to determine how much energy they contribute to the growth of a fire. It is therefore important during the early stages of a fire.

Why is Large-Scale Reaction to Fire Testing Important?

At Kingspan, we believe that reaction to fire performance should not be assessed through small-scale tests alone but should be determined by large-scale system tests.

This is because the fire performance of a cladding system depends not only on the performance of individual materials, but also on the interaction of all the components in that system in response to a fire.

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