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New White Paper: Aluminium Cladding Understanding Flammability
https://specifyinterpon.com/news/white-paper-aluminium-cladding-understanding-flammability/

Federal government has opposed a move by the Nick Xenophon Team to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding (Breaking News)
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/xenophon-s-cladding-ban-populist-senator

Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 Expands Major Defect definition in light of flammable cladding (Mills Oakley Lawyers)
http://www.millsoakley.com.au/building-products-safety-act-2017-expands-major-defect-definition/

New Seminar on Flammable Building Cladding & the Grenfell Tower Fire Presented by CHU
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brisbane-capitol-seminar-march-2018-tickets-42482860379

Surveyors Urge National Audit of all Building Claddings in Malaysia following recent fire
http://www.todayonline.com/world/surveyors-urge-national-audit-all-building-claddings-malaysia-following-recent-fire

Flammable Cladding Poses a Hot Problem for Australian Buildings
https://www.bruce.com.au/news/flammable-cladding-poses-hot-problem-australian-buildings/

Malaysian Building fire caused by spark that ignited flammable cladding panels
https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/epf-fire-caused-by-spark-that-ignited-flammable-cladding-panels/ar-BBJ3WrK?li=BBr8Hnu

Malaysian Building fire blamed on ‘silent killer’ cladding’s plastic foam
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/412141

Fire at EPF building in Malaysia caused by sparks that ignited flammable cladding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLn1oz40VuI

Is your Building Cladding Safe?
ACP – Aluminium Composite Cladding – Assessment & Investigation Service

An Easy 3-Step Process:

STAGE 1 – Site Inspection and Sample Extraction:

An ExcelPlas Australia representative visits the property, inspects the type and style of external walls, looks at the available architectural documents and takes a series of cladding samples from different locations on the wall. Samples are 50mm in diameter and are taken from different locations to reduce visual impact and for ease of access. Samples are sealed and sent to ExcelPlas’ Melbourne Laboratory for testing.
http://www.excelplas.com/

STAGE 2 – ExcelPlas Sample NATA Testing:

ExcelPlas examines the character of each sample core material by:
•  Metal analysis of the sheeting on either side of the core
•  X-ray elemental identification analysis of the core components
•  Infrared spectroscopy of chemical make-up
http://www.excelplas.com/

Wall cladding typically falls into two main categories as defined by the combustion of its core material:
•  Combustible – A high or low percentage of polyethylene (PE) or polyurethane (PU) or polystyrene (PS) is present in the sample
•  Non-combustible – The sample is a mineral wool or other non-combustible compound comprised primarily of mineral content.

STAGE 3 – ACP wall cladding report on combustibility:

As your test results identify your sample(s) of the ACP cladding are combustible, our report will outline the results and conclusions from the ExcelPlas testing and analysis.

ExcelPlas Australia offers:
• to test a small sample of ACP cladding from the building to determine the composition of its core material for combustibility
• a reporting process to inform clients of the levels of combustibility identified in the test and a pathway for action
http://www.excelplas.com/

Step-by-Step Guide For Evaluating the Combustibility Risk of Cladding (Free Download)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/cgCZYsCQSWazj3L

Australian NATA Testing Laboratory Offers Cladding Identification and Testing Services (to determine Combustibility Risk Profile)
http://www.excelplas.com/

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Polymer Building Materials Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Melbourne Testing Lab for Testing of Architectural Cladding Materials and Combustibility Risk
ExcelPlas now performs Positive Material Identification (PMI) and Combustibility Rating (CR) on architectural cladding such as Aluminium Composite Materials ACM, Aluminium Composite Panels ACP, Expanded Polystyrene Panels EPS, Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels PIC and others.
We have extensive experience with testing of polymers and polymeric building materials.
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.
https://www.claddingtest.com/

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