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Fire certification for Kavalan

Fabrics have the strength of PVC and weld like it, but at the same time are environmentally responsible.

17th January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Woodley, United Kingdom


UK and Ireland distributor CMYUK has announced that Kavalan Sunlight weldable frontlit banner and Kavalan Spiderweb 300 mesh banner polyester fabrics have both successfully passed the stringent Certifire TS62 certification programme.

Available in widths of 1.6, 3.2 or 5 metres, Kavalan banner materials have the strength of PVC and weld like it, but at the same time are environmentally responsible.

Certifire TS62 now distinguishes Kavalan building wrap materials from any competition and once printed, it can be used on any scaffolded buildings and construction sites, along with the many other promotional and branding applications for which banner and mesh are used. 

Certifire is an independent third-party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of products and systems. It is recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide as an international mark of fire safety across a diverse range of products. The global industry standard helps to differentiate products and processes from non-certified equivalents and dramatically reduces risk. The scheme is operated by Warringtonfire in accordance with the requirements of BS/EN/ISO 17065 for product certification bodies.

The Certifire TS62 scheme guarantees that temporary printed protective coverings used on construction sites have the highest level of fire protection and comply with stringent safety performance specifications.

“The Kavalan range is very impressive and renders traditional PVC banner obsolete,” said Michael Crook, CMYUK business development director. “Not only has it now been given the ultimate fire certification but it also passed the BS 3424 pt. 4.6 tensile strength test. Taya Groups, the Taiwan-headquartered manufacturer of Kavalan, has also put it through the rigorous LCA programme to measure its environmental impact. Kavalan makes the switch from traditional PVC very compelling. It delivers on strength, performance, safety and the environment. With fire safety for construction now uppermost on the agenda, anyone involved in this activity will need to specify materials that evidentially demonstrate they adhere to robust certifiable standards.”

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