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dFx® PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
dFx® is patented, industry-leading technology that combines a globally approved, durable (d) wood preservative and a proprietary fire-retardant (FX) into a single working solution.
FLAMEfixx dFx® products have been extensively tested to ensure optimal protection against Australian Bush fires. FLAMEfixx dFx® timber products meet the requirements of BAL-40 set out in the Australian Standard AS 3959-2018 “Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas.”
CARE & MAINTAINANCE
Like all natural timbers, applying added protection is highly recommended to protect against water ingress, cracking & checking. For best results use penetrating oils like CUTEK EXTREME which are available in a full range of colour-tones – www.cutek.com.au FLAMEfixx dFx® chemistry is alkaline and consequently is not compatible with Wood Stains and Paint Coatings.
All packs are wrapped in plastic with the distinctive ITI FLAMEfixx dFx® logo & brand. All decking, screening and structural timber are edge-branded with the logo, BAL rating, treatment plant number & chemical identification number and Hazard Class [H3] all in a single, rectangular grid. And relevant Australian Standards.
It is recommended that fasteners used with FLAMEfixx dFx® products are 304 Extreme stainless steel, 316 stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanised.
FLAMEfixx treated wood offcuts are not a hazardous waste and should be disposed of to landfill. FLAMEfixx Treated wood offcuts will not burn and consequently can’t be disposed of by incineration.
Timber is one of the most sustainable building materials available and is known as the ultimate renewable resource. FLAMEfixx dFx® is harvested from plantation grown radiata pine forests that are continuously replenished.
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL
FLAMEfixx dFx® meets the health, safety & environmental requirements for currently approved wood preservatives. The flame-retardant is an inorganic metal oxide which is fixed in the timber. On combustion, the retardant reverts to its original, natural, inorganic form. The result is no adverse environmental issues with air emissions & residual ash. Fire propagation & Smoke inhalation is the leading causes of fire-related deaths. A key factor in determining human safety is reducing smoke, FLAMEfixx dFx® has no carbon or hydrocarbon present to generate any black smoke. The smoke developed index (SDI) for FLAMEfixx dFx® is SDI=1 (out of 10) & fire propagation via Flame Spread Index, FSI=0 (refer AS1530.3:1999). FLAMEfixx dFx® is an arsenic-free product and safe for use in high contact surface areas including playgrounds, decking, pergolas, patios.
FLAMEfixx dFx® products have been extensively tested to ensure optimal performance against Australian Bush fires. FLAMEfixx dFx® timber products are tested and approved up to and including BAL 40 set out in the Australian Standard AS 3959-2018 “Construction of buildings in bush fire-prone areas.”
FIRE TEST CERTIFICATION
Wood Modification Technologies (WMT) invented, patented and developed the dFx® process technology, now known as FLAMEfixx dFx® . WMT has achieved several Fire Test Certificates for timber thicknesses greater than 13mm. The results of the testing exceed the requirements set out in the Australian Standards (AS 3959-2009 & 2018) for BAL-29 conditions.
BAL 29 FIRE TEST CERTIFICATE FOR FLAMEfixx 13mm
BAL 29 FIRE TEST CERTIFICATE FOR FLAMEfixx 18mm
BAL 29 FIRE TEST CERTIFICATE FOR FLAMEfixx 22mm
BAL 29 FIRE TEST CERTIFICATE FOR FLAMEfixx 45MM
BRANZ FIRE TEST REPORT
SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR FLAMEfixx TREATED WOOD
BAL 40 TEST REPORT FLAMEfixx SUB-FLOOR SYSTEM
BAL 40 TEST REPORT FLAMEfixx DECKING SYSTEM
EARLY FIRE HAZARD RESULTS (EFH)
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