Getting warmer with an innovative idea.
Fire protection and thermal insulation are no contradiction. Thin insulation and fire protection are indeed compatible:
CALOSTAT® makes it possible. This innovative insulation material from Evonik is purely mineral-based. In chemical terms, its main component—silicon dioxide—is basically sand in a special form. This explains why this simple fact is true: CALOSTAT® doesn’t burn. No restrictions, no exceptions.
CALOSTAT® is classified in accordance with DIN 13501 as A2 - s1, d0. That means the insulation material is non-combustible, is classified in the lowest smoke-emission category and, in accordance with the European standard, has no burning falling parts. What’s more, it also fulfils the requirements for the fire shaft test as specified in DIN 4102-1 and can therefore be treated as a building material of Class A of the German test regulations.
CALOSTAT® doesn’t just mean that fire protection and thermal insulation no longer contradict each other, they are in fact compatible. Depending on how you look at it, it is either a fire protection panel that also insulates, or it’s an insulation panel that also protects against fire. It’s also fine to use it in buildings that are over 22 meters high. It can also be installed as a fire barrier or in other particularly vulnerable areas of the facade, such as roller shutter boxes or lintel panels.
In the underground car park of a historic residential quarter in Düsseldorf’s old town, the new non-combustible super insulation material ensures that the requirements of the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) on the renovation of cellars and underground garages can be carried out using thin insulation boards in accordance with fire protection rules.