BÜFA launches most comprehensive fire protection portfolio for the composite market

BÜFA Composite Systems is setting new standards for the protection of life: under the brand name BÜFA®-Firestop, the Rastede-based company has established Europe’s most comprehensive fire retardant portfolio for the composite market.

BÜFA launches most comprehensive fire protection portfolio for the composite market

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The individual components allow a multitude of combination options for every individual customer’s requirements. The result is a Premium System for the production of fire-retardant fiber-reinforced composite components in closed processes: BÜFA®-FireFox.

For the new BÜFA® FireFox Fire Retardant System, the proven portfolio has been highly effectively optimized and expanded. On the resin side, the system components now include a DCPD Firestop Resin, an RTM Fire Retardant Foaming Resin for targeted lightweight construction, and an easy-to-process Class A surface Firestop Injection Resin. In contrast to conventional fire retardant systems based on filled reactive resins or phenolic resins, BÜFA®-Firestop Infusion Systems impress with outstanding mechanical properties. “The test results show higher process reliability with lower weight and significantly higher mechanical properties,” says Peter Kornas, Head of Product Development and Application Technology at BÜFA Composite Systems, explaining the advantages.

The particularly efficient glass fabrics for infusion components with very high mechanical properties are offered under BÜFA®-Firestop Fabric. In addition, close cooperation has been established in the field of lightweight construction with 3D|CORE – a qualified partner offering innovative, high-strength core materials with reinforcing honeycomb structures. The recyclable rigid foam cores are available in various performance structures and complete the Best Choice Fire Retardant System.

The components manufactured with the premium products from the BÜFA®-FireFox Fire Retardant System meet the highest European and international fire retardant requirements and offer unlimited use in numerous application areas. Moreover, the BÜFA®-FireFox system components do not contain any toxic substances such as halogens or antimony trioxide. All raw materials used fully comply with REACH.
“With the new, complementary components for the BÜFA® FireFox Fire Retardant System, we now have one of the most effective fire retardant kits on the market,” reports Joe Mardoukh, Market Segment Manager – Railway at BÜFA Composite Systems GmbH & Co. KG. “The individual components fit together perfectly, depending on the application of the composite structure, bringing their advantages into play.”

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