Trade Essentials Fireguard from Laminex is a versatile range of speciality MDF panels classified as a Building Code of Australia Group 1 fire retardant product, achieving the highest level of Building Code fire safety specifications.

The Fireguard has been tested to prove that it significantly reduces the spread of fire by delaying combustion and not contributing to flame spread.

Made by combining timber fibres with a resin binder under extreme heat and pressure, Fireguard panels are stronger and denser than plywood or particleboard, according to Trade Essentials Marketing Manager, Theresa Weymouth.

The Fireguard’s characteristics make it the material of choice in high-traffic public areas, which not only require the panel to be robust, but also offer improved fire safety. Typical applications include elevator linings, public corridors, school and hospital furnishings, and office partitions, where Fireguard can deliver optimum fire protection. Fireguard is also easy to work with in any application, and can be sawn and routed.

Key features of Fireguard fire retardant panels include Standard Red or Black colours; 2400mm x 1200mm sheets with Standard Red available in 12mm, 16mm and 18mm, and Black in 16mm and 18mm thickness; FSC credentials; and low formaldehyde emissions meeting Australian and New Zealand Standard as a Formaldehyde Emission Class E1 product (≤ 1.0mg/L).