Garnica’s fire-rated European poplar core hardwood plywood: an innovation that challenges flames
Nov 10, 2020
Garnica challenges the ordinary by exploring the limits of perfection to engineer the finest plywood for the most demanding clients. Their lightweight panels are notable for an array of exceptional properties including consistent quality, stability, and machinability.
Designed for use in commercial interiors or other applications where resistance to fire is required, Fireshield® by Garnica is an improved fire rated European Poplar core hardwood plywood. Rigorously tested and certified, these plywood panels are modified using an innovative treatment that renders the entire panel exceptionally fire resistant – highest level of certified resistance (ASTM E84 Class A) – even after sanding or machining.
What are the benefits of Garnica's Fireshield®?
- Significantly slows down carbonization speed
- Low fumes, low opacity and non-toxic
- Low expansion in case of fire
- Does not contribute to flame spread
- Resists shedding or emission of flaming material
- Extremely low thermal conductivity
In addition, its sustainably managed Poplar premium composition offers the best performance:
- Premium single piece core veneers
- No telegraphing
- Exceptional lightness
- Easy of machining
- Great stability and surface quality
Fireshield® is certified to CARB Phase 2 emission, TSCA Title VI and PEFC or FSC standards. LEED credits possible for low emitting and certified material. It is an ideal product for contract projects such hospitals, schools, restaurants, airports and even for homes. It can be used for structures, flooring, walls, ceilings and furniture.
Fireshield® is ideal contract projects such hospitals, schools, restaurants, airports and even for homes. It can be used for structures, flooring, walls, ceilings and furniture.
To learn more about Fireshield® by Garnica, browse the Garnica Collection.
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