By Joel Scanlon
At Chiltern International, BASF’s specialized Palusol SW fire resisting boards have accomplished remarkable sound attenuation levels in acoustic tests along with the British Standard BS EN ISO 10140-2.
Palusol achieves excellent sound attenuation levels in acoustic tests according to British Standard
Based at High Wycombe in the UK, this world renowned test laboratory assessed all the specifically designed doors that were validated to accomplish 30 and 60 min fire performance British Standard. The doors were demonstrated to achieve sound attenuation levels between 30 and 33 dB. Some of the Palusol SW board used for tests measured only 10 mm in thickness. According to the British Building Regulations, the sound reduction index should be up to 29 dB for doors installed for the rooms at home. Hence the doors with Palusol SW fixture will surpass the requirements. The exceptional sandwich construction of Palusol combined with high density boards enables the doors to achieve the required levels.
Palusol SW panels’ fire protection features were tested at Chiltern International Fire in 2009, accredited by the British Standard 476 Part 22. The contemporary doors necessitate multi-functional features. Palusol SW, with its versatile properties proves to be the ideal solution for modern doors, which was manifested through the acoustic and fire tests.
According to the Group Director of Mann McGowan, Kevin Hulin, the added certification promotes the company’s commercial and technical benefits. The firm deals with renowned retailers who supply doors for educational facilities, hotels, and public authorities. Hence, multifunctional products become mandatory. Located at Aldershot, southern England, the company is well-recognized in the market of passive fire protection since 1977. It offers specialized Palusol SW for fire door manufacturers. Mann McGowan served as a development partner for the BASF concerned with the installation of Palusol SW in fire protection doors that comply with the British Standard.