Canadian Plastics

New film grade first to meet fire code requirements

AT Plastics Film Unit (Brampton, Ont.) has recently introduced a new line of fire-retardant PE films, for which one of the main applications will be coverings in retail garden centres. The new product...

October 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



AT Plastics Film Unit (Brampton, Ont.) has recently introduced a new line of fire-retardant PE films, for which one of the main applications will be coverings in retail garden centres. The new product, marketed under the Dura-Film line of greenhouse coverings, is the first film used in garden centres to meet the National Fire Code requirements.

Another targeted application for the new fire-retardant grades of film is heavy-gauge “scaffolding” films. These films are used in scaffolding and building enclosures for the containment of environmentally noxious or dangerous particles. The films aimed for this end-use will range in widths from 26 ft. to 32 ft. and thickness from 9 mil to 12 mil. AT Plastics is one of only three companies in North America that have this type of production capability.

The development of this new technology was in response to building codes in Canada and the U.S. requiring that structures using poly film in which the public is admitted must be noncombustible or flame resistant.


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