Ilium unveils next generation fire-resistant fiberglass solution

Ilium Composites, the global manufacturer of fiberglass structural composite reinforcements, has developed a fire-retardant fiberglass reinforcement as part of its ULTImat glass fibre range.

ULTImat FR comprises three materials across four layers. A bespoke proprietary fire-retardant structural core is sandwiched between two fiberglass layers and completed with an integrated surface veil that creates an aesthetic surface finish without visible glass fibres on the gelcoat. Available for all closed mould processes, ULTImat FR is leading the standard for fire safety in aesthetic composite surfaces.

Colin Leatham-Locke, business development manager at Ilium Composites, said: “ULTImat FR is just one of the many innovations we have achieved with our standard fiberglass reinforcement. Our solution to fire-retardant closed mould composite parts is both lighter and more cost competitive than 100% glass core alternatives, made possible through our exclusive core technology.”

ULTImat FR meets the EN 45545 European Railways Standard for Fire Safety making it ideal for train components that need to meet these norms. Such examples include train toilet modules.

Further achieving ASTM 162/662 standards in surface flammability and smoke generation density, Ilium’s fire-retardant fiberglass reinforcement is applicable to many industries, including construction where ULTImat FR can be applied as cladding and architectural facades.

Ilium’s ULTImat FR is available as standard in rolls of 1,270mm wide. Each roll weighs between 80-90kg. Non-standard lengths and widths can also be supplied.

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