Leaflet on fire behaviour of HPL in façades

July 2023


Experts from the Testing, Inspection and Certification Services (Prüf-, Inspektions- und Zertifizierungsstelle) of the City of Vienna on behalf of the International Committee of the Decorative Laminates Industry (ICDLI) investigated how an exterior façade reacts with regard to fire development if HPL-Compact is installed in it. This leaflet summarises the most important results.

The most important findings from the publication: Flame-retardant HPL-Compact withstands the fire scenarios specified in national medium and large-scale tests; vertical fire spread from the cladding to other floors and surrounding objects as well as burning drops causing secondary fires do not occur with a ventilated façade made of HPL panels as cladding.