16 Jul Fire-rated Plywood from Garnica
Fireshield Building is a new plywood from the Spanish manufacturer Garnica, and it will be on display in Atlanta next month at the IWF woodworking show. The company says that this is “fireproof plywood for construction, modified with an innovative treatment that that provide the [entire] panel with exceptional resistance to fire, even after sanding and machining.” It carries both ASTM E-84 class A and CAN/ULC S102-10 certifications, which are the highest available for wood. Garnica says that it significantly reduces the speed of carbonization, the generation of smoke, and the propagation of flames – and does so without any falling, flaming particles.
Fireshield Building panels are made of premium single-piece core veneer layers harvested from European sustainable poplar plantations. They are extraordinarily lightweight panels, making them easy to machine, and they are virtually void-free with no telegraphing, exceptional bond quality, flatness, stability, and machining properties.