Recently there have been some well-publicised high rise fires overseas, in buildings clad in ACP. These buildings were clad in ACP with a PE (polyetheline core). This has lead to conjecture locally about whether or not ACP supplied in New Zealand complies with NZBC fire regulations. All ACP products supplied by Symonite (Alpolic FR, Alucobond Plus and Reynobond FR) are fire resistant, with a mineral core that limits the spread of fire.
In addition to its range of ACP, Symonite now offers the maximum in fire resistance as the exclusive supplier of Reynodual, a coil-coated double sheet aluminium panel that meets the stringent fire-protection requirements of EN-13501-1, class A2, the New Zealand Building Code (C-Fire). In the event of fire, it is not combustible and shows no active participation.
Comprising two aluminium sheets bonded together to provide a total thickness of 3mm, Reynodual delivers superior impact strength and wind resistance making it ideal for high rise applications. Reynodual can be easily and finely bent or milled to form complex shapes and thin angles, adding a creative edge to façades with high technical and visual requirements. The increased stability of Reynodual means it can also be used in large cassettes and panels.
Available in a range of colours and effects, Reynodual offers myriad creative possibilities, and due to the colour uniformity it can be combined perfectly with Reynobond aluminium composite panels.
Environmentally friendly, Reynodual is completely recyclable and the coil coating is VOC emissions free.