Fairview has released a new range of non-combustible composite panels, expected to become a game changer in the building and construction industry. Fairview’s new ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ composite panel, Vitracore Generation 2 (G2) is a non-combustible panel with a profiled aluminium core, tested to AS1530.1.
The new Vitracore G2 is similar to traditional composite panels in appearance; however, the technology of the core is a key differentiator as it is constructed from aluminium rather than combustible material, such as polyethylene or fire rated material.
Fairview Managing Director, Andrew Gillies said Vitracore G2 was developed in response to an obvious gap in the market, exposed by the media following last year’s highly publicised Lacrosse fire.
He explained that the concerns regarding facade compliance within the industry led to the development of a non-combustible panel that was not only complaint with the BCA without the limitations attached to traditional aluminium composite panels (ACP), but also offered the same aesthetic benefits as traditional ACP.
Mr Gillies added that Fairview has been working with various industry bodies to advance their existing Vitracore product to supply the market with a cost-effective, Deemed to Satisfy solution. Vitracore G2 can be fabricated and installed the same way as traditional ACP, and utilises the PPG coating system, thereby offering the same extensive colour range as the Vitrabond product. The technology of the core also allows continual production, providing an exceptionally consistent product.
The supply of Vitracore G2 has commenced for a number of projects across the eastern seaboard. The Product Assessment stipulating Vitracore G2’s compliance as a non-combustible product is available for review by contacting the team at Fairview.
Image: Department of Human Services, Canberra featuring Fairview's Vitracore G2