Q: Is the classification report the same as the certification of the product?

A: The answer is No. In this industry, there is an over-confidence that cheap products with documentation that includes only fire tests or classification reports are of the same quality as certified end products! This information is completely false.

Q: Can a fireproof paint provide fire protection cladding? 

A: The answer is No. A coat of paint on a wooden panel in fire class D-s2,d0 means that the paint has the function as a surface layer, not cladding. The paint is applied to the surface and does not provide the wood itself with any improved properties against fire, which is the function of fire protection cladding.