Two PVC-free printable Kavalan materials - made by Taya and exclusively distributed in the UK/Ireland by CMYUK - have been awarded Certifire-TS62.
Kavalan Sunlight Weldable Frontlit Banner and Spiderweb 300 Mesh Banner will now bear the Certifire mark and once printed, can be used on any scaffolded buildings and construction sites, as well as for other applications.
Certifire is an independent third-party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of products and systems. The scheme is operated by Warringtonfire in accordance with the requirements of BS/EN/ISO 17065 for product certification bodies. Certifire-TS62 guarantees that temporary printed protective coverings used on construction sites have the highest level of fire protection and comply with stringent safety performance specifications.
“Not only has the Kavalan range now been given the ultimate fire certification but it also passed the BS 3424 pt. 4.6 tensile strength test. Taya, the manufacturer of Kavalan, has also put it through the rigorous life cycle analysis (LCA) programme to measure its environmental impact. Kavalan makes the switch from traditional PVC very compelling,” said Michael Crook, CMYUK, business development director.
Matthew Dale, principal certification engineer, Warringtonfire, said: “Certifire has become the industry standard for fire safety certification, even where there is already a mandatory market requirement such as CE marking. Choosing Certifire means choosing the mark of a reputable third-party certification body, and gives assurance as to the performance of the products, and we are delighted to bestow such a well-deserved accreditation on Kavalan Sunlight Weldable and Kavalan Spiderweb 300.”
“Kavalan is upholding its reputation as a trailblazer, setting our products apart by acquiring the respected Warringtonfire Certifire certification, which will become a mandatory requirement for scaffolding and building wrap projects in the future,” added Vincent Lin, VP Taya Canvas.
“We are always looking for ways to substantiate the quality and sustainability of the Kavalan range from our rigorous LCA assessments, to the development of the industry’s first eco calculator for large-format banner materials, and now Certifire - TS62 for Sunlight Weldable Frontlit and Spiderweb 300 Mesh banners, all of this compounds Kavalan’s unrivalled value proposition.”