Sauerland tech for unique fire, sound-proof doors

Sauerland Spanplatte of Germany, the world’s largest component supplier to the doors industry, has partnered with several door manufacturers in India to provide dual performance door-sets.

These doors keep the noise out on a daily basis and provide passive fire protection for 60 minutes for the main door in case of any fire accident and provide a big advantage to the home owner.

Sauerland Spanplatte, with its vast experience of more than six decades and spanning exports to 90 countries, has been active in the Indian door industry since 2008. The company has introduced the eco-friendly tubular core option to timber infill successfully.

Last year more than 8 lakh doors were made in India using the tubular board technology. But the door constructions are still primitive.

Sauerland has up-scaled the technology for the Indian door industry to introduce fire protection cum acoustic doors with cores in several configurations and options for up to 44 dBs sound reduction and fire rating of up to 60 minutes.

These door sets need to be provided with perimeter seals and drop seals for achieving the privacy of sound.

Sauerland cores, when used in a main door with their acoustic and fire properties, provide sound reduction of upto 40 dBs and act as a fire containment door for 60 minutes without using any inorganic material like gypsum or cement boards, or calcium silicate or fiberglass to achieve 60-minute fire rating as per BS 476.

The acoustical features benefit on daily basis by keeping out or keeping in the sounds, restricting the noise pollution to a great extent. The fire performance of a door set is a passive protection in case of an eventuality or an accident.

With this, door manufacturers in India can now offer builders and architects a triple acting door set that provides sound proofing and much necessary fire protection of 60 minutes, clubbed with smoke containment technology.

In addition, the door arrests any movement of air draught, reducing the energy costs and will also keep insects out. Sauerland cores have very low formaldehyde level of E1, which means they are safe for internal use in residential buildings.

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