Fastmount’s Very Low Profile Range VL-03FR clip set has been fire-resistance certified by the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) in France. Released in 2017, the VL-03FR clip set has become popular in commercial architecture and superyacht applications. The new fire-rating certification will open more doors for high volume panel fastening specification.
Completed by the Safety, Structures and Fire Department at the CSTB in France, the test was completed using a fire-retardant B-class (Euroclass according to EN 13501-1) MDF panel mounted onto wooden framework with the screw-fixed VL-03FR. The conclusion was that the VL-03FR out-performs external screw fixings in this environment.
“Following the results and information mentioned, we can conclude that the use of VL-03FR
fixation clips does not degrade the Reaction to Fire behaviour of a fire-retarded MDF wood-
based facing on which they are fixed” – CSTB, 24 January 2019.
Featuring the Very Low Profile range’s ability to be installed without special tools, the VL-03FR set was designed to ensure rapid installation into low substrate and panel thickness of every kind of vessel. But it also provide a solution for applications where fire-rating certification is non-negotiable. This allows seamless integration of a panel mounting system with fire-rated panel types in both architectural and marine settings.
The clip set creates a strong 10kg pull out load, making the set perfect for use on wall and
ceiling panels, as well as egress or access areas.
Fastmount is an award-winning New Zealand company that designs and manufactures hidden fasteners specifically to service the marine, architectural, aviation and recreational vehicle industries globally. With boatyards in over 50 countries using the Fastmount Panel Mounting System, its performance in the marine sector has since attracted companies in the architectural, recreational vehicle and aviation industries to use Fastmount products.
Fastmount’s global network of agents and distributors combines extensive experience in the marine industry and understanding of the architectural and interior design sectors.