ECOCHEM INTERNATIONAL NV
Photo Caption: Difference between untreated wood and wood with fire retardant
Untreated wood-based panels are flammable which makes wood less attractive with regard to the safety. Treating wood panels with correct flame retardant formula can overcome this disadvantage. It is important to have fire retardant wood panels on internal walls, ceilings, roofs, furniture in public places and commercial buildings.
EcoChem is the European market leader in the development, production and marketing of eco-friendly flame retardant additives for timber and wood-based panels such as Particle Boards, MDF Boards, OSB and plywood. The method to produce fire retardant wood based panel is the homogeneous mass-incorporation of flame retardant additives during production of the board. These fire protection products are added in dry or liquid format during manufacturing processes.
Why fire retardant is preferred?
- Untreated wood or any material are flammable and it makes these materials less favourite regarding safety.
- EcoChem offers boron-free fire retardant additives for all types of natural and cellulose based thermal insulation applications, such as Wood fibre insulation, Recycled paper fibres, Flax fibres etc.
- Every MDF and HDF production line is unique and requires tailor-made method to achieve targeted flame retardant standards. With the technology available with EcoChem, fireproof MDF wood panels can be manufactured at the similar line-speed as the standard panels or boards.
- The general method of EcoChem consists of the in-line dosage of liquid flame retardant additives to wood flakes during the production of the board. Same process can be applied during production of fire protected plywood panels.
- The chemical composition of EcoChem’s fire retardant is selected from an ecological perspective. Halogen-free substances are used in this formula.