Ametalin introduces FireSark, a brand new Australian made, multipurpose building membrane designed for applications that demand extra fire performance. Recommended for all multi-level apartments and commercial structures, walls and ceilings, Ametalin FireSark offers versatile application as metal roof and tile roof sarking as well as a premium wall wrap for brick veneer and lightweight cladding.
Ametalin FireSark is manufactured with advanced laminating technology from a stringently selected fibreglass weave, which is not deemed combustible as per AS 1530.1—1994: Combustibility test for materials. The material will resist all fire conditions, including ember attack through apertures in the wall and roof.
FireSark’s Triple Crown of Safety:
AS 1530.1—1994 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Part 1: Combustibility tests for materials
The fibreglass weave has achieved a result of not deemed combustible when tested in accordance with AS 1530.1—1994.
AS 1530.2—1993 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Part 2: Test for flammability of materials
FireSark has a flammability index of 1.
AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Part 3: Simultaneous determination of ignitability, flame propagation, heat release and smoke release
The early fire hazard indices determined for FireSark as per AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 are: Ignitability – 0; Spread of flame – 0; Heat evolved – 0; Smoke developed – 2.
All building membranes must comply with AS/NZS 4200.1:2017 Pliable building membranes and underlays, Part 1: Materials, which covers duty rating, infrared emittance, and water control among others. All such products must be labelled clearly in accordance with this standard. When installed adjacent to an air cavity, Ametalin FireSark will contribute to system R-Value in accordance with AS/NZS 4859.1:2018 Materials for the thermal insulation of buildings.
Ametalin FireSark is now available in 1350mm wide rolls for designers and specifiers, as well as home builders and renovators in Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Zones. The appropriate test reports are available for compliance purposes on request from Ametalin Labs.