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IFSA strongly supports the Fire Door Safety Week initiative

News: IFSA Strongly Supports The Fire Door Safety Week Initiative As most people will know, the intumescent seal that is visible around the perimeter of a fire door assembly plays a crucial role in maintaining the performance of the assembly under fire exposure. Many other intumescent products will be present in the construction, however, and […]

Associate Membership: Installers of Intumescent Sealing Products

Associate Membership: for Installers of Intumescent Sealing Products The Intumescent Fire Seals Association is pleased to announce the introduction of Associate Membership for installers of intumescent sealing products. For over three decades IFSA has been active in developing test standards for manufacturers of intumescent seals, and in informing professionals and public as to the benefits […]

CE Marking of Fire Resisting Doorsets

News: CE Marking of Fire Resisting Doorsets Product standard EN 16034 has been published and so it will soon be possible for manufacturers of fire resisting doorsets to CE Mark their products. Doorsets will be able to be CE Marked from the date of publication of EN 16034 in the Official Journal of the European […]

Acknowledgement to Peter Jackman

Acknowledgement to Peter Jackman   The Intumescent Fire Seals Association (IFSA) held its 33rd Annual General Meeting on February 24th, 2015.   This was the first AGM without Peter Jackman, who sadly passed away in May 2014. Peter was     instrumental in founding the Association over 30 years ago, and throughout IFSA’s history he […]

International Paints Appraises the Fire Resistance of Protected Steel Rods Subject to Tensile Loading

19th December 2014 International Paints Appraises the Fire Resistance of Protected Steel Rods Subject to Tensile Loading   In August 2014 International Paint Ltd’s Fire Protection division undertook a full scale fire test of a 6m slender steel rod under tensile loading with an applied intumescent coating. A bespoke tensile loading rig for use in […]

IFSA Response to Lakanal House Inquest

IFSA RESPONSE TO LAKANAL INQUEST The members and the staff of the Secretariat of the Intumescent Fire Seals Association (IFSA) wish to put on record their sympathy and condolences in respect of the victims and their families that perished in the Lakanal House fire on 3 July 2009. The fire and the subsequent Inquest which […]

CLG Determination on Hotel Fire Doors

CLG DETERMINATION ON HOTEL FIRE DOORS The recent publication of a Determination by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), regarding fire safety level in a hotel, raises many issues that are critical to the role of passive fire protection in buildings, especially to those serving the fire door industry.    The Determination arose […]

Approved Document B: Revised

News: APPROVED DOCUMENT B – REVISED IFSA is pleased to advise that the latest version of the Guidance in Support of Building Regulations in respect of fire safety – Approved Document B, was published early in March. The first change is quite significant; it is the Approved Document B for England! After decades of England […]

IFSA Staying Ahead of the CE Marking Deadline

News: IFSA STAYING AHEAD OF THE CE MARKING DEADLINE IFSA wants its Members to be at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the implementation of the CPR (Construction Product Regulations) and the associated requirement to apply the CE mark, when it is implemented in July 2013. To this end, it held a […]

ISO TR 10295: Part 3 – Going Forward for Publication

News: ISO TR 10295: Part 3 – Going Forward for Publication Approximately 10 years ago, IFSA realised that whilst the EN Fire Resistance test for penetration sealing materials was a good harmonised tool for comparing product A with product B under identical pan-European conditions, the test only generated a pass/fail result. The standard configurations given […]