In­dia’s first af­ford­able 3mm fire-rated Alu­minium Com­pos­ite Panel by Aludecor

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Last month, Aludecor, the pi­o­neer of Alu­minium Com­pos­ite Pan­els (ACP) in In­dia, launched 3mm fire-rated ACP in Kolkata, Mum­bai, New Delhi and Chen­nai. Aludecor’s deal­ers were in­tro­duced to a prod­uct that can con­trib­ute to­wards pre­vent­ing fire ca­su­al­ties in most build­ings in In­dia. Ashok Khu­rana, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (Retd) of CPWD and In­de­pen­dent Di­rec­tor of NBCC In­dia Ltd., the chief guest for the event in New Delhi, launched the prod­uct. Rahul Gupta, Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor, Ex­ova War­ring­ton­fire, In­dia, who was the Spe­cial Guest at the event, shed light on the im­por­tance of fire safety and fire-rated ma­te­ri­als in to­day’s con­struc­tions. Ex­ova rep­re­sen­ta­tives were also present at the events in Mum­bai and Chen­nai. Alu­minium Com­pos­ite Panel is widely used in In­dia to­day not just for com­mer­cial ex­te­ri­ors but also for in­te­ri­ors and res­i­den­tial projects. About 80% of the ACP mar­ket in In­dia be­longs to the 3mm ACP. By in­tro­duc­ing af­ford­able 3mm fire-rated ACP, the com­pany has played a cru­cial role to­wards en­sur­ing fire-safety. In­dia has long been reel­ing un­der the af­ter­math of a few se­ri­ous in­fer­nos, hence mak­ing build­ings fire-safe has al­ways been a con­cern.

How­ever, fire rat­ing has largely been lim­ited to 4mm ACPs for high-priced projects only. The fire-rated 4mm ACP of Aludecor has been very pop­u­lar with the big ticket high-rises for a long time. The com­pany ar­guably has the best in­fra­struc­ture in In­dia for man­u­fac­tur­ing fire-rated ACPs to have in-house pal­letiz­ing unit for pro­duc­ing the min­eral core sand­wiched be­tween the two alu­minium coils in an ACP. It also has an in-house fire test­ing lab. The com­pany even has an­other line of prod­ucts which of­fers min­eral core on trial that is sub­jected to rig­or­ous in-house tests; only af­ter clear­ing these tests a par­tic­u­lar batch is sent for fi­nal pro­duc­tion. Backed by this in­fra­struc­ture, the R&D team of Aludecor has worked out fire-rat­ing for 3mm ACP that can be of­fered to the mar­ket at an af­ford­able price. Pro­vid­ing two-hour fire re­sis­tance, the prod­uct con­trols flame spread and heat re­lease. It sup­presses smoke so that the in­di­vid­ual’s vi­sion is not hin­dered while es­cap­ing.

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