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1. Fire protection requirements and certification
What does B-s1, d0 mean?
Reaction to Fire classification (Euroclass) B-s1, d0 means that the treated wood products contribute to the fire to a very limited extent, their smoke production is very limited and no flaming droplets occur. The different Classes for building materials are A1, A2, B, C, D, E and F. Smoke production and the formation of flaming droplets are expressed with the additional smoke production classes s1, s2 and s3, and formation of flaming droplet classes d0, d1 and d2.
What is an M1 certificate?
M1 refers to an emission classification system of building materials developed by the Building Information Foundation RTS in Finland. The construction products are divided into classes M1-M3, of which M1 is the best, indicating low emissions. Nordtreat’s NT DECO meets emission standards of class M1, as well as the following indoor air quality standards: Indoor Air Comfort®, CDPH, A+, AgBB, BREEAM and LEED v4.
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What wood species do Nordtreat’s certificates cover?
2. Features and benefits of NT DECO flame retardant
What are Nordtreat‘s NT DECO‘s key benefits?
What are the differences between NT DECO and other flame retardant systems?
How durable is NT DECO in outside use?
Nordtreat’s NT DECO is a translucent wood stain that has been designed to work in outside use for the flame retardant treatment of cladding for example. In this environment, the NT DECO treated surface, when treated according to Nordtreat guidance, keeps its flame retardant properties and withstands direct weathering for a minimum of 5 (five) years. The suitability of NT DECO for outside use has been confirmed in several tests and proven by the standard EN 16755 “Durability of reaction to fire performance” with the class EXT.
Does NT DECO offer any biological protection to the wood? Against UV, fungus/mould, insects?
Does NT DECO have the tendency of flaking or peeling off?
Can NT DECO treated wood products be recycled?
Where and how is NT DECO produced?
NT DECO is produced in Nordtreat’s own factory in Porvoo Finland. The production is based on the latest chemistry and technology.
3. End-uses of NT DECO flame retardant
Can I use NT DECO for floors or stairsteps?
Could I make NT DECO treatment on wood material that is on a vertical position outside?
Can I use NT DECO for joinery products such as doors and windows?
4. Application of NT DECO flame retardant
What is the best method to apply NT DECO?
Can I use a primer before I paint the wood with NT DECO?
How much NT DECO must I apply to achieve the fire class B-s1, d0?
What is the recommended drying time for NT DECO?
Can I apply a different product on top of the NT DECO flame retardant system?
How can I make the NT DECO treatment when the installation is already done?
What material screws and nails I should use with NT DECO treated wood?
Where can I buy NT DECO?
Nordtreat’s NT DECO is a technical paint product for professional use. It is not sold in markets for private use. If you are a professional wood treatment company or a painter or building company, please contact Nordtreat directly.
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Where can I store NT DECO?
5. Maintenance of NT DECO treated wood surfaces
What is the maintenance period in the NT DECO fire retardant system?
What are the maintenance volumes of NT DECO?
Why does NT DECO only have a five-year certificate for exterior application?
6. Sourcing of fire-protected wood products
Where can I buy wood products (claddings, logs, CLT materials) treated with NT DECO?
Contact Nordtreat. They provide a list of local partner companies that use Nordtreat’s NT DECO to offer high quality flame retardant wood products.