Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap enhances safety at shopping mall, in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
The Park Afyon complex, which has been built to offer social housing together with shopping and community facilities in central Afyonkarahisar (the capital of western Turkey’s Afyon Province) benefits from DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap, an advanced breather membrane which protects the structure from wind and water for the long term, while also enhancing fire safety. DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap has been applied to 7,000 square metres in the Park Afyon AVM building and creates an extra protective shield thanks to its non-toxic flame retardant capability.
Innovation that holds a “stop” sign to the spread of flames
By virture of the material’s resistance to ignition and the propogation of flames, DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap helps to prevent the spread of fire within a structure, thereby extending the time available to evacuate the building - an invalauble benefit for crowded public spaces.
DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap also reinforces the airtightness, weather protection and thermal performance of the building as it is applied to the external side of insulation materials within the envelope and thus can be used within ventilated facades and timber structures, and roofs with primary watershedding rainscreens.
Patented and certified technology
DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap is an advanced breather membrane with superior flame retardant properties, based on a special patented technology developed by DuPont. Successfully applied in many countries around the world, it offers an outstanding and enduring protective solution that can significantly enhance building safety. The membrane is suitable for use in all building types, from bungalows to tower blocks and can help slow or prevent the spread of flames. This technology not only improves evacuation time for occupants but can also help to increase the fire rating of the wall elements.
Rigorously tested, DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® Housewrap has CE marking and a fire rating of class B-s1,d0 according to EN13501-1. It also has been awarded an Agrément Certificate by the BBA as a fire-rated, high-density polyethylene breather membrane for use in timber-frame wall construction