Fire tests performance of uPVC windows and uPVC doors from Australian Glass and Glazing Pty. Ltd.
In the event of fire, windows play an integral role in your survival!
Fire tests have shown that Australian Glass and Glazing Pty. Ltd. uPVC material, being naturally flame retardant throughout their product life, will not cause, support or enhance the development of fire. Unlike timber windows and doors, the uPVC sections do not support combustion and are in fact selfextinguishing. This quality prevents the promotion of fire spread. For this reason, Australian Glass and Glazing Pty. Ltd. uPVC window systems offer considerable fire protection. The special profile compound possesses a fire retardant rating according to DIN 4102. It also fulfils class 1 fire resistance (i.e. most resistant) as defined in BS (British Standards) 476: Part 7. Therefore, Australian Glass and Glazing profiles are an effective means fire protection.
uPVC Windows derive 95% of their strength from reinforcements made of galvanized steel. They are used in sealed chambers of the profile to provide the necessary strength to the window members. Separate sealed chambers in profile and zinc coating on steel bestows longevity to the product during its life.