Technical Information / Manufacturing

Manufacturing

FIPRO® fire protection panels are based on a natural mineral called Vermiculite.
FIPRO® fire protection panels are manufactured by pressing exfoliated vermiculite into inorganic, non flammable binding agents, a special technology which was developed using modern technical processes. FIPRO® fire protection panels do not need fiber reinforcement, since the panels remain compact due to dovetailing of the individual

Monitoring and Quality Control

Internal and external control systems, as well as periodic quality monitoring through authorized institutes guarantee consistent high quality FIPRO® panels. Strict monitoring surveillance guarantees compliance with the specified technical parameters.

Approved Construction Materials and Components

All constructions can be looked up on the compendium page Approved constructions. Detailed information of the different approvals can be checked under Certificates.
Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Occupational Medicine and Health

FIPRO® boards do not contain asbestos or silicate fibers, cement or gypsum components, or other types of mineral fibers. Due to the inorganic binders in the panels, no smoke or toxic fumes are released in case of fire. Adhere to permissible limits for dust generation when processing.
Waste originating from the panels can be disposed of as normal construction waste. Additional information can be found in the material safety data sheets.

Due to the inorganic binders in the panels, no smoke or toxic fumes are released in case of fire.

Special Characteristics

  • a variety of sizes are available
  • flexibility of formats
  • clean and smooth surfaces
  • very low variation in the thickness of the panels
  • perfect edges
  • easy to work with using basic carpenter tools
  • simple installation
  • Fipro boards are intended for interior applications only

Service

  • appropriate delivery lead times
  • sizing
  • finished surfaces
  • edge work, edge coatings, post forming edges
  • mould components
  • consultation to find solutions for your applications

Storage

FIPRO® panels have to be protected from wet conditions, and should be stored in dry and enclosed storage areas. The humidity of the air should be between 50 and 60%, with temperatures of 18 to 22° C.

Stacking

FIPRO® boards must be stacked on pallets or storage lumber at a span of about 30 cm. Storing the panels upright, without good contact on a supporting surface, will lead to deformation. No more than 2 original pallets shall be stacked.
Pallets in use shall be covered by a panel (e.g. thin particle board) and an additional loose film.

Internal Transport

For transport with fork lift, a fork size of more than 80 cm is recommended. In any case a sufficiently thick underlying surface shall be used. Single panels have to be carried vertically, meaning upright, by 2 people.

Tools and Machines

FIPRO® panels can be safely processed with conventional tools and machines and without any issues regarding work hygiene or environmental impact (drilling, milling, sawing, grinding, etc.).

  • For cutting panels, wood cutting machines with cutters that have typical carbide teeth.
  • Edge work for large quantities can be done with a double end profiler. The machining equipment is similar to those used for chip boards. The feed rate should be slightly reduced.