ArcelorMittal Europe offers products with the top “reaction to fire” performances:
- As bare material, steel is classified A1, which is the best performing level.
- Granite® Organic coated steels are also A1 Euro class.
- Sandwich panel product range goes up to A2-s1-d0 classified.
Therefore, ArcelorMittal Europe’s product range is able to satisfy the most demanding national regulations as concerning reaction to fire performance.
The way in which material and construction products react to fire performance is key to ensuring people’s safety in case of fire at a construction site.
“Fire reaction” indicates the way the material behaves as a combustible.
Construction products’ reaction to fire is determined through Euroclasses. The Euroclasses were introduced following a resolution by the Commission (2000/147/EEC), from February 8, 2000, to create a common platform for the comparison of the fire properties of construction materials.
Fire testing of the products is conducted in accordance with harmonised testing methods. As defined by a series of European standards, it includes several tests and related performances:
- Classification for combustibility. Class A1 is non-combustible and the requirement level cannot be combined with any additional class mentioned below.
- Additional classification for smoke development, identified by symbol s.
- Additional classification for burning droplets, identified by symbol d.