MDF boards by Kastamonu passed control for compliance with the European Fire Safety StandardMedia
The company has received an official certificate of compliance with the EN 13501-1:2018 standard, which sets standards for the reaction of building materials to fire.
The European standard EN 13501-1: 2018 includes three criteria for evaluating building materials: combustibility, smoke formation and formation of burning droplets. According to the results of laboratory tests conducted at the Testing and European Certification Center in Bulgaria, Kastamonu fire-resistant MDF boards were assigned the B s2 d0 fire safety class. This means that products belong to the category of materials with high resistance to fire, have an average degree of smoke formation, do not form burning drops, and do not lead to a flame outbreak.
"The production of high-quality, eco-friendly and safe materials is one of the main priorities of Kastamonu. The company strictly complies with all technical regulations in the field of fire safety established in Russia. Moreover, our products are regularly tested in specialized foreign laboratories, confirming the high quality that meets the accepted international standards," commented Ali Kılıç, company's CEO.
During the tests according to the EN 13501-1:2018 standard, materials are exposed to open fire for a certain time. The reaction of the sample is recorded both directly during the contact with the flame, and in the set period after its end.
In addition to compliance with the European standard EN 13501-1: 2018, Kastamonu fire-resistant MDF boards have a certificate of compliance with requirements of Russia's standards with the KM1 fire hazard class. According to this classification, the building material has low indicators of combustibility, flammability, smoke formation and toxicity.
The group of companies of Kastamonu Entegre was established in 1969 as a part of the Hayat holding. The company specializes in the manufacturing of MDF wood boards, particleboards, laminate flooring, door skin panels, and glossy panels. The consolidated turnover of Kastamonu Entegre amounts to €1.3 billion. The annual production of wood boards is 5 million m3, laminate flooring – 70 million m2.
Hayat Holding, which includes Kastamonu Entegre, was founded in 1937 and today consists of 41 companies in various business areas. Hayat unites brands such as Papia, Familia, Bingo, Molfix and many others.
Kastamonu Entegre has 18 plants in 7 countries: Turkey, Russia, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the USA. The company ranks No. 7 internationally and No. 4 in Europe among the largest companies in the wood processing industry.