House fire in Valencia

In light of the recent fire in Valencia, the management of 3A Composites expresses sympathy and condolences to all those affected by this unimaginable tragedy.

Unlike wrongly stated by some media, the Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) used in Valencia were not ALUCOBOND® façade panels manufactured by 3A Composites.

3A Composites as a responsible manufacturer is aware of the fundamental role, which building materials are playing with regard to safety, and therefore supports and endorses clear and stringent regulations with regard to fire protection and fire safety.

Since many years we advocate for fire-resistant, rear-ventilated façades complying with EN 13501-1 using fire retardant ALUCOBOND® PLUS (EN 13501-1 class B-s1, d0) or non- combustible ALUCOBOND® A2 (EN 13501-1 class A2-s1, d0). In addition, we strongly recommend the use of non-combustible insulation materials. This combination shows no flame propagation or critical rises in temperature.

Because building safety is of utmost importance to us, 3A Composites only sells products with fire retardant or non-combustible material cores. Both ALUCOBOND® PLUS and the even safer ALUCOBOND® A2 have passed all international tests. These solutions are suitable for renovation or new-built projects to make buildings safe. 3A Composites works alongside regulators worldwide to improve fire safety for buildings. We offer consulting and technical advice to find the right cladding. We also work closely with partners in areas of subconstruction and insulation. We have a comprehensive training concept for fire safe façades and are happy to assist you.

For further information on fire safety we will be happy to offer you advice and assistance.

More information can also be found on our brochure and video:

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