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Cladding that Caused Valencia Fire Revealed as Larson™ ACP cladding Made by Alucoil

Google Maps from 2008 Fingers Alucoil as Manufacturer of Deadly Valencia Fire Cladding

Grenfell Fire Bereaved Visit Valencia Blaze Ruins

Larson PE® Likely Cladding Responsible for Valencia Tower Fire
The Larson PE product is similar to Reynobond PE, the cladding blamed for allowing the Grenfell fire to spread so quickly. Both have been given, in some tests, a European classification of E for reaction to fire.
The ratings go from A1, which is best, to F.
Products with an E rating make a “high contribution to fire” according to the European standard.
The BBC has contacted Alucoil for a response

Experts Call for New Building Safety Measures in Spain Following Deadly Valencia Fire

Exclusive: Building Gutted In Deadly Valencia Fire ‘was Clad With Material Banned In The Uk After Grenfell Horror’ – These Are The Other Buildings At Risk In Spain

Valencia Fire: Grenfell-style Cladding Fear After Blaze


Lives at Risk Because of ‘Snail-Pace Progress’ on Cladding, Ministers Warned

Vetérro – the Latest Non-Combustible Cladding Offered by HVG Facades

ACP Cladding Testing and Analysis
Melbourne based lab has developed a unique methodology for classification of Aluminium cladding materials (ACM) in accordance with ICA categories for polymer /polyethylene content. We are one of only fa few organisations in Australia to be accredited by Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) for analysis and testing of aluminium cladding for the building industry. We offer a package utilising Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X ray fluorescence and combustibility testing to identify the materials, make up and combustibility of typical ACM samples. We also offer Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-EDX) analysis where required. We have also established methodology for assessing bulk density and other parameters of concrete composite materials (typically referred to as Conpolcrete or Expanded polystyrene panels) consisting of mixtures of cementitious materials and polystyrene polymer. The lab has extensive experience in the analysis of:

  • Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) cladding: Polymer and mineral identification, Polymer and mineral content
  • Expanded Polystyrene Panels (EPS): Bulk Density, polymer identification and content, mineral content
  • Insulation and sarking: including Natural insulations, Mineral Wool Insulation, Polyurethane Foam Insulation, and many others: Polymer Identification and flammability.
  • Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels (PIC): Polymer identification and Polymer content.

The Effectiveness of New Fire Safety Regulations Post-Grenfell: What About Buildings Under 11 Metres?


Number One Cladding Testing Laboratory in Australia (Affordable & Quick Turnarounds)

Intelligent Cladding Testing to Inform Fire Risk

Forensic Fire Service for Combustible Cladding
Working with industry specialists in litigation and construction we investigate cladding fires and cladding flammability issues


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Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.

Melbourne Testing Lab for Testing of Architectural Cladding Materials and Combustibility Risk
ExcelPlas now performs Positive Material Identification (PMI) and Combustibility Rating (CR) on architectural cladding such as Aluminium Composite Materials ACM, Aluminium Composite Panels ACP, Expanded Polystyrene Panels EPS, Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels PIC and others.
We have extensive experience with testing of polymers and polymeric building materials.
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.

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