Valcan Ltd has cooperated fully with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in helping to supply test samples and providing all relevant documentation. We are willingly suspending sales of Vitracore G2 in the UK after the unspecified and as yet unverified test by the MHCLG claimed a variance in the tested panel’s constituents may affect its fire safety standard certification. We are yet to see the full details and the nature of the test, however we believe that the product continues to achieve the required fire safety standard.

Although we dispute the MHCLG findings, as a responsible company, we have immediately initiated a manufacturing process review plus independent tests to verify if any inconsistency in the product adhesive can be confirmed.

Vitracore G2 has already been independently tested to the correct standard (EN13501-01) by the BRE and is classified as A2-s1,d0 – tests which were carried out on standard stock panel. We can confirm that the glue layers are consistent and that our factory is ISO9001 registered and is independently audited.

Vitracore G2 has achieved a complete pass to the UK standard BS8414/BR135 for full-scale wall performance. Vitracore G2 was tested to BS8414/BR135 by Exova Warringtonfire in November 2017. The panel did not spread flame, and temperature results were safely below requirements.

Download a copy of the BRE classification report for Vitracore G2

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You can view the full range of Valcan product fire safety test certifications here.