Guidance in relation to the High Pressure Laminate (“Formica® Laminate”) produced by Formica Group

Formica® Laminate is an intermediate product. Formica® Laminate is certified by [certifying authority] as “Class 0” under the test standard BS476, Part 6 & 7 (“Formica’s Certified Grade”). Formica® Laminate can be bonded to substrates. Upon Formica® Laminate is being bonded with a substrate, the resultant composite panel’s fire resistance performance may differ depending on thickness of surfacing material, substrate type, and adhesive used as well as the production processes. As such, Formica’s Certified Grade cannot be relied upon for such resultant composite panels. 

If such resultant composite panels are to be used for a building under the Uniform Building By-Laws 1984, a separate test should be conducted on the resultant composite panels under the test standard BS476 or such other test standard applicable at the time of application. For other applications of such resultant composite panels, other tests may be required in accordance with the relevant industry standard.

In the past, Formica has provided indicative test results of Formica® Laminate and subjected to BS476, Part 6 & 7  which resulted in the class of “0” performance. We emphasize that as these test results are derived from tests on  Formica® Laminate with specific specimens under specific test conditions, they are solely indicative. They may not be reflective of and definitely do not represent the fire-resistance performance of your resultant product nor the actual application of your resultant product. As such, our indicative test results cannot be used as the sole basis in the evaluation of the potential fire hazard in the actual application of your resultant product. You are strongly advised to conduct a separate fire-resistance test under the applicable test standard. 

We are committed to continue supporting our customers achieve their business goals and maintain a compliant value chain with quality products and information. For your convenience, we are currently moving all our technical documentation to our technical website Please feel free to contact our customer service to address your needs.

With kind regards,
Formica (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd


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