News 19 October 2019 News
Nabasco Biocomposite with high fire safety class
Fire safety is an integral part of building design and management. For the construction industry in general, but especially for utility buildings, NPSP has developed Nabasco 8010 Fire. Nabasco Fire is a biobased and circular material with class B-s1, d0 according to the fire standard for construction NEN-EN 13501-1. Research and consultancy firm Peutz has tested and certified the material in its laboratory.
NPSP has been marketing its material Nabasco 8010, a bio-based and circular composite material, for some time now. This material is highly suitable for applications in infrastructure and construction, for example as part of a facade, table or traffic sign. In order to meet the growing demand from the utility construction sector in particular, NPSP recently developed Nabasco 8010 Fire and tested it in accordance with the NEN-EN 13501-1 fire standard. The material has been certified by an independent test institute in class B-s1, d0.
Biobased, circular and yet certified fire-safe
Biobased products are products made from renewable raw materials produced by living organisms. Circular materials are materials based on materials for which the cycle is closed. Often, these materials have been used before and/or are waste products from another process. Both bio-based and circular materials are difficult to certify. This applies in general, but certainly to fire safety. Nabasco 8010 Fire has now been added to this as yet limited palette.
Sustainable bio-based composite from local residual materials
Biocomposite Nabasco 8010 is a bio-based and circular biocomposite based on softening lime from drinking water and reed from the Netherlands, and a bio-based resin based on residual materials from the biofuel industry in France. This makes the product not only bio-based and recyclable, but also largely made from local and regional waste streams. The result is a beautiful, high-quality and sustainable product. It is strong, retains its shape, is lightweight and has a long lifespan.
By using local, bio-based residual materials, the biocomposite has a very low CO2 footprint. If the residual materials are treated in the traditional way, greenhouse gases are released into the environment through rotting and processing, whereby useful materials such as fibres are broken down. In the new chain, the natural fibres are used in a product. This fixes the greenhouse gases in the product (a CO2 sink). At the end of the life cycle, the residual material can be reused.
Due to the great interest in biobased composites, there is currently considerable investment in the commercial upscaling of the material.