The European Reaction to Fire classification system (Euroclasses) is the EU common standard for assessing the qualities of building materials in the event of a fire. This information is relevant for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Euroclasses arise from classification systems for ‘reaction to fire’ performance of construction products. It provides a common method for comparing the performance of products in fire.
The Euroclass system:
- Compares ignitability, flame spread, heat release, smoke production and propensity for producing flaming droplets/particles etc.
- Is accepted by all European Union States (mandatory where there is a Harmonised Product Standard)
- Includes seven classification levels, from A1 to F
- States that products achieving A1 classification are defined as non-combustible under Regulations
Non-combustible stone wool
ROCKWOOL is made from naturally fire resistant stone wool. Created using the same processes that occur at the heart of a volcano, the material can tolerate temperatures of up to 1000°C and has been awarded this highest possible European classification: A1 non-combustible. It provides vital fire protection in buildings, keeping people safe, as well as minimising damage to valuable assets. In the event of a fire, it is designed to remain stable, slow the spread of flames and help protect the building’s load-bearing structure, buying valuable time for occupants to safely escape to protect lives and investment.
Put simply, rock won’t burn.
The ROCKWOOL stone wool product range focuses on:
- Floors and ceilings
- Fire Protection