On an average, house fires have killed 35 people everyday in the last six years between 2016-2022 according to data by NCRB (National Crimes Record Bureau). This proves that our homes are not immune to fire hazards. This also proves that the safety measures we adopt for our homes are not sufficient enough to mitigate fire outbreaks. We need something concrete, something really effective to delay the spread of fires and protect us from this impending danger. This is where a fire-retardant plywood comes into play as big commercial housing projects and residences are now paying heed to the issue of fire safety.
Fire-Retardant Plywood- A Shield Against Unprecedented Fire Incidences
A Fire-Retardant Plywood or FR Grade Plywood is treated with distinct fire-retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process that makes it more resistant to fires. This fireproof plywood is used in places where the potential or risks of catching fires are high. It is used for making the woodwork of kitchens for homes and restaurants and also in halls, public theatres and decor for offices. Given how fire-retardant plywood is multi-faceted in its usage, here are some unique features that make it a valuable addition to your homes.
Delay the Spread of Fire
When the fire-retardant plywood comes in direct touch with fire, a small coating of char appears on its surface. This char serves as an excellent insulator that prevents it from flaming up. Furthermore, this flame’s speed of travel is reduced,thereby diminishing the rate of combustion.
A Long Life Span Guaranteed
A fire-retardant plywood can stay durable for a long period of time. This is because during the time of manufacturing, this plywood is made with certain chemicals that improves the quality of fire resistance. This makes the plywood susceptible to heat which in turn extends its lifespan in environments of extreme heat and humidity.
Comes with BWP (Boiling Waterproof Plywood) Properties
The fire-retardant plywood is multi-functional by nature. Not only does it protect the interiors, but also resists water and moisture. This is because many fire-retardant plywood is also Boiling Water Proof Plywood that finds its applications in the cabinets of kitchens and bathrooms. Apart from this, a fire-retardant plywood has low inflammability and low penetration when compared to any other regular plywood.
Green Platinum- Gives 2X Protection to Your Homes
Greenply, India’s best plywood brand, has come with a very advanced variant of fire-retardant plywood called Green Platinum. The Green Platinum comes with PEN (Phosphate Enriched Nano Particle) Technology that comes at zero additional cost. It comes with 2x fire resistance, 2x water-proof and 2x money back guarantee.
Other than this, it is also a CARB Certified, zero emission, calibrated plywood infused with Virashield Protection and anti-termite guarantee, borer and fungus proof properties. Backed by rigorous R&D, adopt the new science of Plywood as these attributes are sure to make your homes and interiors 2X secured and 2X safe.
Witnessing your dream home getting charred into a burst of flames is the last thing you want. A small switch to a fire-retardant plywood can save your life and home.