FACTS about Woodsafe PRO™
Woodsafe PRO™ is an ALL-IN-ONE fire protection, which is advantageously used as facade cladding in multi-storey houses that are to be surface treated with traditional facade paint, ceiling ducts, wall and ceiling cladding indoors, constructions, acoustic applications (such as thin wooden boards, perforated plywood, offshore, vehicles e.g. trains and lorries, etc.). Woodsafe PRO™ is available in most woods and plywood variants such as pine, spruce, oak, larch, cedar tree, birch, ash, maple, poplar and is manufactured according to the European Commission Construction Products Regulation CPR 305/2011 and performance certified and CE certified according to EN14915:2013.
Woodsafe PRO™ is a fireproof wood method for interior and exterior use. The actual performance of the fireproof wood panel takes place in an industrial vacuum pressure impregnation process, and associated fixation of the fire retardant in the wood cell structure is achieved through the KDAT process. Manufacturing is done according to our ISO 9001: 2015 manual and continuous production control agreement by RISE (formerly SP).
Woodsafe PRO™ treated wood has an anti-slip coating feature (K210/ B-s1,d0, K110/ B-s1,d0), surface layer (B-s1, d0), facade cladding (SP-Fire105) and durable fire properties in exterior environments with surface treatment as traditionally painted facades according to EN 16755 DRF EXT (formerly CEN/ts 15912, NT-Build 504).
Using fireproof wood in interior environments imposes air quality and emissions (VOC) requirements. Woodsafe PRO™ does not contain any solvents and is certified according to the type approval certificate of the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning building regulations (BBR) 2:2, 5:231, 5:551, -points 2, 3 and 4, 6:21 (Doc.reference. TG 0263-08).
Questions and Answers
- GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS
In our impregnation process, the wood and the wood product are fully woven and depending on the product, 10-30% by weight of fire protection agents are pressed into the cell structure and then dried back to a correct moisture ratio. The combination of moisture and drying means that an already finished planed, sawn or processed wood product can become crooked and lopsided compared to untreated wood. In the fire impregnation process, the wood is soaked with water mixed with fire impregnator and then dried. The impregnation process also means that dimensional changes due to wood and plywood can occur, even within the same quality assortment, which may result in the wood material dimension changing differently. Dimension change may deviate from planing tolerance and plywood tolerance, which is considered ok because the impregnation process occurs after planing and the production of plywood. It is the responsibility of the client/customer to take into account these conditions when ordering Woodsafe contract impregnation services
- IS WOODSAFE PRO™ CLASSED AS ORGANIC FIRE PROTECTION?
-No, but you should know that no fire protection that is available is organic, such promises are misleading.
- IS WOODSAFE PRO™ TOXIC?
-No, the product is not classified as hazardous to health or the environment.
- IS WOODSAFE PRO™ APPROVED TO USE INDOORS INDOORS?
-Yes, it's approved and does not issue emissions.
- ARE THE SUBSTANCES RECORDED ON REACH THE LIST?
-Yes, but with a lower level of limit than levels that require authorisation and labelling.
- CAN WOODSAFE PRO™ BE PAINTED AND VARNISHED?
-Yes it can be painted. Read more on separate product sheet.
- DOES WOODSAFE PRO™ HAVE TYPE APPROVAL?
-Yes, since 2008. TG nr 0263-08
- CAN I TREAT WITH WOODSAFE PRO™ MYSELF?
-No, that is an industrial process.
- WHICH MOISTURE CONTENT IS DELIVERED?
-Woodsafe PRO™ fireproof wood is delivered from the factory with a moisture ratio of 12-14% for interior environments, 15-18% for exterior environments and 8-10% for plywood, at the time the product is delivered from the factory. How the panel then goes on to be handled and how moisture is secured is completely beyond our control and it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure continued proper storage and handling to maintain the moisture content.
- CAN I BUY THIS PRODUCT DIRECTLY?
-No, we sell through partners who are more than happy to help you.
- IS WOODSAFE PRO™ CE CERTIFIED?
-Yes, since 2009. CE Certificate No: CPR 0402-0243-09, CPR 0402-0268-09
- DOES WOODSAFE PRO™ HAVE DURABLE FIRE RESISTANT PROPERTIES?
-Yes, it Is certified EN16755 DRF1, DRF2 and EXT
- DOES WOODSAFE PRO™ CONTAIN HYGROSCOPIC SALTS SUCH AS AMMONIUM?
-No, it does not contain hygroscopic substances such as phosphate, ammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, etc.