Fire can happen anytime, anywhere. And once fire has gone out of control, there’s not much else you can do. But you can help prevent that situation by making your building less prone to fire. If you’re using a fair amount of plywood in your construction project, FA Mitchell can help. We have extensive experience in fire retarding of plywood and can prevent it from becoming a major fire hazard.
Fire retarding of plywood with chemicals
We supply fire retardant plywood. This is plywood that has been subjected to high pressure and infused with chemicals that have fire-resistant properties.
While plywood will always be a combustible material, giving it the fire retarding treatment makes it less vulnerable to burning immediately in case of a fire. Our fire retardant plywood has a distinctly lower flame-spread rate than the untreated plywood typically used in building construction. Because of this plywood’s slowed-down burning process, firefighters are more likely to reach and control any fire that occurs during its earlier stages. That will keep damage to a minimum.
Aside from having a lower flame-spread rate, our fire retardant plywood also has lower smoke generation. Even if it does catch fire, the slow burn rate creates less smoke. That means occupants have enough time to safely evacuate the building without the risk of smoke inhalation.
The popularity of fire retardant plywood is such that designers and developers now use it for more than just creating safer walls and ceilings in homes and offices. It is now also used as a visible component of interior design in spaces that require both safety and exacting aesthetics. Examples include woodwork for public theatres and halls, industrial kitchens in big restaurants, car interiors or even passenger compartments in trains.
We offer fire retardant plywood sheets for sale throughout Australia from our Sydney warehouse and wood cutting facility. Use the details below to get in touch with the fire retardancy experts at FA Mitchell. We’ll ensure you get the right service at the right price.