Enabling Composites to Pass Stringent Fire Test Standards Using Advanced Nonwovens

November 24, 2020

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There is an increasing requirement for composites to meet stringent fire test standards. Tecnofire®, a range of nonwoven intumescent fire protection materials, provides a means to achieve this and is used extensively in infrastructure, aerospace, construction, and mass transport applications. In this webinar, Neil and Scott will discuss how Tecnofire® is easily incorporated directly into a composite, protecting the structure from fire while reducing smoke and heat release. Case studies and fire test data will be presented to demonstrate this effectiveness, including a recent study where parts of the EN45545 rail sector standard were passed with a coveted HL2 R1 rating.


Primary Topics:

  • How advanced nonwovens provide effective fire protection for composites
  • How Tecnofire® is incorporated into composites and the key advantages
  • Fire test results (including parts of EN45545) to demonstrate this effectiveness
  • Example case studies demonstrating the use of Tecnofire® to pass fire test standards




Neil Gray

Business Development Manager, Technical Fibre Products Ltd.

Neil Gray is TFP's Business Development Manager, he has a degree in Chemistry and an MBA. Neil has 25 years' experience in the Composites industry, in both R&D and technology management. He has held a range of business development and management roles, with a focus on Fire, Smoke & Toxic fume performance systems.


Scott Klopfer

Composite Fire Protection Specialist, Technical Fibre Products Ltd.

Scott Klopfer is the Composite Fire Protection Specialist at TFP, he has a BS in Chemistry from SUNY Fredonia and has worked within the Composites industry for 8 years. Scott plays an active role in the US fire protection community, acting as committee chair for the PINFA-NA organization.