Laboratory fire tests do not necessarily represent how Reynobond will perform in an actual fire. All reports and test data provided by AAP LLC apply only to the specific product sample, wall assembly, or cladding system tested. Different test conditions may cause different tests results. Reports and test data corresponding to a particular tested product sample or wall assembly are not a guarantee that the same product or wall assembly would always achieve the same test results. The owner, the architect, the general contractor, the installer and the fabricator/transformer, consistent with their roles, are responsible for choosing materials necessary to satisfy relevant building codes and/or regulations and otherwise design the wall assembly to protect building occupants and the building structure and surrounds from fire and other hazards arising from product misuse or improper installation.
The NFPA 285 and S134 tests, referenced by U.S. and Canadian building codes, are performed on a complete wall assembly and not on individual component materials. The results are specific to the wall assembly tested and may not reflect the performance or potential hazards of Reynobond FR or any other material under actual fire conditions. Changes or modifications to the set-up, construction and/or materials used in the tested assembly may result in a different fire performance. Not all wall assemblies containing Reynobond FR will meet the performance requirements of NFPA 285 or S134, and AAP is aware that certain assemblies including Reynobond FR among other components have not passed these tests. Because different assemblies will yield different test results, an assembly test and/or appropriate engineering analysis should always be conducted on the actual assembly intended for use. As a supplier of one product in an overall wall assembly, AAP is not responsible for determining whether a particular wall assembly using Reynobond FR has passed or would pass the NFPA 285 or S134 tests.
The ASTM E-84 test is a product specific test referenced by U.S. building codes. It is not intended to reflect the performance or potential hazards of Reynobond or any other material under actual fire conditions in a wall assembly. This test method is intended only to provide comparative measurements of surface flame spread and smoke density measurements under the specific fire exposure conditions. The test protocol provides the following guidance: “Testing of materials that melt, drip, or delaminate to such a degree that the continuity of the flame front is destroyed, results in low flame spread indices that do not relate directly to indices obtained by testing materials that remain in place."
Sample E-84 Test Reports
∗ Applicable for product from on or around 8/20/18 to present.
† Section 1407 of the 2012 & 2015 (1406, of the 2018) International Building Code state that ASTM E84 and NFPA 285 testing should be performed on the thickest product intended for use. Tests performed on 6mm FR products validate both 6mm and 4mm FR panels, and tests of 4mm panels validate 3mm PE panels.