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Palusol® – The Innovative Solution for Intelligent Fire Protection

The silicate-based fire-protection panels developed by BASF have proven their reliability a million times for more than 50 years.

Advantages of Palusol® and Palusol® SW

  • High level of fire resistance combined with smoke, sound and/or thermal protection

  • Low response temperature and short reaction time

  • Minimal component thickness, i.e. low costs of construction and manufacturing combined with greater aesthetic design possibilities

  • Preconfigured fire protection door cores allow savings on cost and work intensive process steps

  • Certification of products and components ensures high quality standards and allows access to free licences

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For more than 50 years, Palusol® panels provide improved fire protection in public and private buildings. Main applications are fire doors, bulkheads and security cabinets.

Palusol® fire-protection panels are classified as non-combustible building material. In case of fire, the silicate panel expands under the action of heat with generation of foaming pressure. The non-combustible, heat-insulating and pressure-resistant foam prevents fire and smoke from spreading to other rooms for a given period of time by filling joints and gaps. During this process, heat is reduced by evaporating water, thus producing an additional cooling effect. Palusol® is employed in fire-protection doors and glazing as well as in fireproof bulkheads for pipes, cables or ventilation elements.

Palusol® SW is a ready-made sandwich product composed of Palusol fire-protection panels and high-density fiberboards. The different combination and sequence of the individual layers create a torsion-resistant, flame retardant panel specially developed for the manufacture of fire doors and for use in fire walls.

Product Range Palusol® and Palusol® SW

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Palusol® is available from the factory in various thicknesses and dimensions. Treated as raw panel or in strips it can be used in versatile ways and applied in various fire protection applications.

Article   Length (mm) Width (mm) Thickness 1) (mm) Weight per sheet 1) (kg) Sheets per pallet
Palusol® 100 2100
2150
1100
1100
1.9
1.9
3
3
100
100
Palusol® 104 2100
2150
1100
1100
3.6
3.6
6
6
50
50
Palusol® 210 2100 1100 1.9 3 100

1 nominal dimensions

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Palusol® SW panels were specially developed for the manufacture of fire protection doors and for use in fire protection walls. Fire resistances of between 20 and 90 minutes have been achieved with various combinations of HDF panels and Palusol.

Article   Length (mm) Width (mm) Thickness1) (mm) Weight per sheet 1) (kg) Sheets per pallet
Palusol® SW 2 2150
1100
5.0
15
30
Palusol® SW 3
Palusol® SW 3 S        
2150
2150
1100
970
6.8
6.8
22
21
30
30
Palusol® SW 4 2150 1100 10.1 27 25
Palusol® SW 20-1
Palusol® SW 20-1 S
Palusol® SW 20-1 XL
2150
2150
2460
1100
970
1100
7.4
7.4
7.4
21
19
24
45
45
30
Palusol® SW 45-1
Palusol® SW 45-1 XL
2150
2460
1100
1100
15.8
15.8
42
48
23
15
Palusol® SW 60-1
Palusol® SW 60-1 XL
2150
2460
1100
1100
14.4
14.4
42
49
23
16
Palusol® SW 90-1
Palusol® SW 90-1 XL
2150
2460
1100
1100
16.0
16.0
49
57
20
14
Palusol® SW 90-2
Palusol® SW 90-2 XL
2150
2460
1100
1100
22.9
22.9
70
82
14
10

1 nominal dimensions

SWR: Sandwich Reinforced (sandwich stainless steel mesh insert)
SWR 90-1: for single door applications
SWR 90-2: for double door application

Main Properties of Palusol® and Palusol® SW

Technical and Safety Information on Palusol® and Palusol® SW

Palusol®

Palusol fire protection panels for use in “intumescent products for fire proofing and fire retardant applications in case of fire” have a European Technical Assessment and carry the CE label. In addition, the quality is ensured by external monitoring by Underwriters Laboratories.

Palusol® SW

Palusol® SW products have been tested in accordance with the following standards and are listed with various testing and monitoring authorities:

  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
  • CAN/ULC (Standards Council of Canada)
  • BS (British Standards)

Door manufacturers are provided with free licences of the listed door constructions. In the U.S./Canada, BASF continually conducts tests for the fire door industry based on derived timber products, especially for panel framed doors, of up to 90 minutes’ fire resistance. The detailed CAD drawings of the components are saved in the databases of the various testing institutes:

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The HDF panels used are sourced from sustainably managed forests, and are labeled and certified with the FSC® logo.

Palusol is supplied from the factory with an epoxy resin coating on each side. Cut edges which arise during processing must be coated and adequately protected.

Palusol® fire-protection panels

  • can be cut by means of conventional shears used for sheet meta
  • can be nailed, sawn and drilled
  • can be bonded using adhesives or glues which adhere well to epoxy resin
  • Small parts can be produced using stamping tools
  • When heated to above 60°C, the panels can be readily shaped and can be converted into the desired form by folding, rolling, etc

Palusol® SW

  • can be worked using standard woodworking machinery (sawing, milling, drilling, etc.)
  • can be adhesively bonded by means of commercial wood glues (white glues)
  • Carbide tipped cutting tools are advantageous in order to obtain longer usage
  • In the case of hot glue processes, it must be ensured that the Palusol layers between the HDFs are not heated to temperatures above 80°C

Sodium silicate dust is created during sawing or milling of Palusol®. It must not get into the eyes or respiratory passages and the use of appropriate extraction facilities and the wearing of safety glasses and a dust mask are therefore advisable. Central facilities as are used, for example, in the woodworking industry are satisfactory for Palusol and Palusol® SW. However, in the case of Palusol® SWR (wire mesh insert), separate extraction systems should be used since there is a risk of sparks being produced.

Palusol® and Palusol® SW should be protected from water, high atmospheric humidity and sustained temperatures above 40°C. Palusol SW is frost-resistant. The panels should always be stored lying horizontally and supported over their entire area. The wearing of protective gloves is required.

Applications of Palusol® and Palusol® SW

Palusol® is applied in the area of fire-protection. Fire doors and glazing as well as in fireproof bulkheads for pipes, cables or ventilation elements prevent fire and smoke from spreading to other rooms for a given period of time. There are also many more potential applications for Palusol fireboard panels, each resulting from efforts to develop functional constructions to prevent or restrict the spread of fire and smoke.

Self-closing barriers designed to prevent the penetration of fire and smoke through openings in walls for a given period of time can be successfully fitted with strips or sections of Palusol®. These are arranged in wooden or steel doors, gateways, and flaps in such a way that, in the event of a fire, they reliably seal off joints and gaps in minimum time. Depending on the construction of the building component, a fire-resistance time of up to 120 minutes is possible.

Examples

  • Wooden or steel single-leaf or multi-leaf doors, with or without glazing
  • Sliding doors, rolling gates
  • Multifunctional doors (Fire, Smoke, Sound insulating doors)
  • Elevator doors, Doors on ships
  • Fire curtains
  • Inspection flaps/ Wall flaps
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© Schörghuber Spezialtüren KG

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© Mann McGowan

Palusol® effects rapid and lastingly effective closure of the cross sections in case of fire by filling them with the pressure-resistant, non-combustible silicate foam. The following components can be provided with fire protection by means of Palusol:

  • Pipe bulkheads for pipe post conduits, wastewater pipes, etc.
  • Cable bulkheads for cable conduits
  • Ventilation bulkheads in fire walls and dividing walls
  • Fire dampers
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© Wichmann Brandschutzsysteme

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© Odice S.A.S.

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Here, again, Palusol® offers consistent protection against fire and prevents the loss of valuable commodities such as money, documents, computer diskettes, etc. stored in safes. When used in cabinets for storing solvents Palusol also ensures safety and prevents the spread of fire of readily ignitable or explosive substances.

Palusol<sup>®</sup> Fire protection walls

Palusol® is also used in fire protection walls to prevent fire from spreading throughout a building by forming fire zones. Similarly, separating walls can also prevent flames and heat spreading in railroad vehicles.

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Palusol Sandwich

Product Product Details
PALUSOL* SW 20-1 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW 20-1 S FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW 20-1 XL FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW 60-1 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW-2 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW-3 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW-4 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW-R 90-1 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* SW-R 90-2 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL*SW 45-1 FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL*SW 45-1 XL FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL*SW 60-1 XL FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL*SW-R 90-1 XL FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL*SW-R 90-2 XL FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL® SW-3 S FSC 100% Certificate-No. IMO-COC-028694 Information & Certificates

Palusol Standard

Product Product Details
PALUSOL* 100 2,16M Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* 100 WOODEN BOX Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* 104 WOODEN BOX Information & Certificates
PALUSOL* 210  
PALUSOL® 100 231M2 Information & Certificates
PALUSOL® 104 Information & Certificates

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