Fireproof assembly/bonding with flame retardant tape

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  • Tesa FlameXtinct fire retardant adhesive tapes for Adezif
  • TESA FlameXtinct range of halogen-free flame retardant adhesive tapes for fire safety ADEZIF
  • Fire resistance test of TESA FlameXtinct flame retardant tape Adezif
  • Testing of a flame-retardant, self-extinguishing and flame-retardant adhesive tape
  • Adhesive tapes that comply with fire safety standards
  • Slow burning or self-extinguishing materials
  • Halogen-free product selection included for less toxicity
  • High performance adhesives for demanding applications

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High temperature, flame resistance, fireproofing: what is the difference?

High temperature adhesive tapes

High-temperature adhesive tapes are used for their resistance in hot environments, generally from 150 °C. Thermal insulators (Kapton, glass cloth) can even withstand temperatures up to 316 °C. 

 

High-temperature tapes are used to mask and protect parts subjected to high temperatures during a cooking cycle, a passage in oven, for example.

 

Flame resistant materials

Flame resistance means that a material is non-flammable by nature: this is the case of concrete, steel, glass...

  • Combustibility: heat emitted by the complete combustion of a material
  • Flammability: quantity of flammable gas emitted by a material

 

The French classification is applied for the furnishing materials, the others are classified according to the euroclasses and the standard EN 13-501-1.

  • M0 - non-combustible: stone, brick, cement, tiles, lead, steel, slate, ceramics, plaster, concrete, glass, rock wool, Staff
  • M1 - non-flammable combustible: composite materials, rigid PVC, mineral slabs of false ceilings, certain fireproof woods, certain fireproof polyesters, straw insulation
  • M2 - low flammability: wall-to-wall carpeting, particle board
  • M3 - moderately flammable: wood (including glued laminate, rubber flooring, polyamide carpet, wool
  • M4 - easily flammable: paper, polyester, polypropylene, mixed fiber carpet 

Fire retardant tapes

Fire retardant materials are chemically treated to become non-flammable or flame retardant (slow burning or self-extinguishing). Fireproofing is a process that delays or stops the spread of flames. Flame retardant products are key players in passive fire protection and play a crucial role in everyday life as well as in industry.

 

A flame retardant tape has been coated with a flame retardant substance that protects it from burning or heating up. Many industries use flame retardant pre-products to increase the safety of manufactured products.

 

What are the industry standards in terms of fire safety?

Adezif offers a range of double-sided adhesive tapes for fire-resistant fastening applications with strict fire protection requirements.

 

  • UL94Flammability standard for plastics
  • FMVSS 302Automotive flammability standard
  • EN 81-58:2018-05Safety standards in construction
  • EN 13501-1Fire resistance of building materials
  • EN 13823French standard - reaction to fire tests of construction products
  • EN 45545Fire resistance standards for railways
  • FTP 2010 code - OMI : International Code For Application Of Fire Test Procedures (testing of parts and assemblies)

Why a selection of halogen-free flame retardant products?

 

Non-halogenated products are essential for passive fire protection:

  • Reduction of smoke emission and toxicity of fire gases
  • Smoke is the leading cause of fire-related deaths: 80% are caused by inhalation of toxic substances (cf. Inhalation injury as a prognostic factor for mortality in burn patients, El Helbawy et. Al, 2011.
  • The halogen-free products are designed in anticipation of future national and international regulations, which tend to reduce the use of certain halogenated products.

 

The flame retardant products we offer comply with fire regulation standards and include halogen-free solutions that reduce smoke and gas toxicity.

Advantages of our fireproof adhesive tapes

  • Wide range of thin flame retardant double sided tapes for lamination applications and PE and acrylic foam tapes for construction solutions
  • A selection of halogen-free products to reduce toxic smoke emission
  • Compliance and design to UL94 and FMVSS 302 industry standards
  • High performance on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Reliable and durable long-term attachment
  • Multiple product types to meet all types of applications

What are the different types of fire retardant tapes?

THIN DOUBLE-SIDED FIREPROOF TAPES
Description Thin double-sided flame retardant tapes are available in thicknesses from 50 µm to 200 µm. The soft PET and non-woven backing make it suitable for lamination applications with flame retardant requirements. The high performance acrylic adhesive mass makes the products optimal for various applications with low carrier thicknesses.
Advantages
  • Tested to UL94 and FMVSS 302 standards
  • High initial performance and adhesion on polar substrates
  • Excellent cutting properties for the converting process
General applications
  • Various fastening applications in the EV battery system (electric mobility market)
  • General fastening, lamination and processing applications with flame retardant properties
Types of thin double sided tapes

Polyester film tape (PET)

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Ruban non tissé

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Schemes
Features Reliable adhesion to metals, coated materials, glass and many plastic surfaces. Resistant to ageing. Flexible. Efficient processing. Good choice for standard fastening applications with flame retardant properties. Good adhesion to metals, coated materials, glass, etc. Resistant to ageing. Flexible. Efficient processing.  Very good conformability to uneven shapes during lamination. Good choice for standard lamination applications with flame retardant properties.
FLAME RETARDANT POLYETHYLENE (PE) DOUBLE-SIDED TAPES
Scheme

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Description
  • For permanent assembly in demanding applications
  • Flame retardant characteristics in accordance with UL94 and FMVSS 302
  • Composed of PE foam and acrylic adhesive for superior adhesion
  • Reliable adhesion to metals, coated materials, glass and many plastic surfaces
  • Excellent adhesion to many surfaces
  • Resistant to aging and impact
  • Fills gaps with high conformability
  • Much lighter than most other flame retardant fastening solutions
Main applications
  • Fixing of reinforcement bars (elevators, landing doors in the building industry...)
  • Fixing of light components (marine vehicles, special vehicles...)
  • Fixing in the passenger area of trains
DOUBLE SIDED FIREPROOF ACRYLIC CORE TAPEE (VISCOELASTIC ACRYLIC FOAM)
Scheme

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Description
  • For permanent assembly applications
  • Flame retardant characteristics in accordance with UL94 and FMVSS 302
  • Viscoelastic properties, excellent bond strength
  • Acrylic core provides thermal elongation and good adhesion to many substrates: metals, powder coated surfaces, glass and plastics
  • Excellent adhesion to metals, coated materials, glass and many plastic surfaces
  • High performance for demanding applications
  • Resists aging, fills gaps
Main applications
  • Fixing of reinforcement bars (elevators, landing doors in the building industry...)
  • Fixing of decorative profiles and skirting boards (household appliances industry)
  • Permanent fastening of decorative and constructive elements: railway, marine, special vehicles applications...

Industries and applications using flame retardant solutions

Les rubans adhésifs ignifuges retardateurs de flamme et sans halogène sont utilisés par de nombreuses industries pour contribuer à la protection passive contre les incendies.

 

  APPLICATIONS REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS (STANDARDS)
AUTOMOTIVE
  • Bonding of traction batteries
  • Lamination (e.g. cushioning) with fireproof requirements
  • UL94
  • FMVSS 302
CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING
  • Elevators: fixing of landing doors and reinforcement bars
  • Interior fittings: wall covering
  • Fire doors: panels and components
  • UL94
  • EN 81-58:2018-05
  • EN13501-1
  • EN13823
TRAINS/TRANSPORT
  • Flooring: installation of carpeting and coverings
  • Interior design: mirror fastening
  • Exterior design: panels and components
  • EN 45545
MARINE/NAVY
  • Flooring: installation of carpeting and coverings
  • Interior design: mirror fastening
  • Exterior design: panels and components
  • 2010 FTP code - OMI
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
  • Door panels
  • Front panels
  • Control panels
  • UL94

Other fields concerned: special vehicles, electronic devices, signalling...