Morland brings innovative concealed intumescent seal Forever Firecheck™ to market

Forever Firecheck™ is a fully encapsulated intumescent seal. The only such system available on the market. It solves a number of problems with fire door seals including:

  • Seals can no longer be tampered with or removed.
  • Aesthetics of the door frame are improved as the seal is no longer visible.
  • Plastic encapsulation of the intumescent strips is no longer require, eradicating plastic use entirely.

It is a truly exciting innovation within the market.

Forever Firecheck is applied real fed into the frame then wrapped in a décor such as veneer and the seal is encapsulated, hugely improving the efficiency of the production process.

Testing

Initial type FD30 testing was undertaken with Lorient in March 16. Morland use a range of decors:  paper foils; PVC’s; continuous pressure laminates & wood veneers.  The thicker decors such as veneer were deemed to be the most likely to impair the intumescent seal and so were selected.

A Pre-lacquered cherry wood veneer was wrapped over a Lorient 15 x 4 seal fitted into an MR MDF frame. The test achieved 44 minutes with an Egger chipboard core door.

A continuous pressure laminate was wrapped over a Lorient 15 x 4 seal fitted into an MR MDF frame. The test achieved 47 minutes, again with an Egger core door.

Under the Certifire Scheme FD30 testing was successfully undertaken on the 3.1.18 for both Morland and Viciama Doors.

We are  interested in discussing with Primary Door Manufacturers who place door sets onto the UK & Eire markets the potential for supplying them with Forever Firecheck frames. Morland mould and wrap over a 100,000 linear metres of architectural profiles each week.

We are looking to utilise this patented invention (Pat. GB2546328) to give competitive advantage to our customers.

Morland Background

Part of the Newmor Group based in Welshpool we have been trading for 50 years. Group turnover exceeds £25 million with a stable, skilled and experienced workforce. Our in house capabilites include sawing, moulding and wrapping MDF and timber, combined with door set fabrication capabilities. Innovation in the market has led to the following developments:

2009 - Morland joined the BWF Certifire scheme as licensed modifiers.

2014 - Morland launched Quickfix™ Wrapped MDF Bead  “the lowest cost FD30 glazing system”.

  • Shortlisted by the BWF for process efficiency award.
  • Warrington tested CF5241
  • Adopted by Falcon, Vicaima, Egger into their global assessments

2016 - Forever Firecheck™ developed and completes initial testing phase.

2017 - Morland Doors were released using Egger cores and surfaces. The product wins the British Woodworking Federations (BWF) Product Design in Wood Award.

2018 - Following testing Morland remove the plastic encapsulation of the intumescent strip from the product, allowing machine fitting and eradicating plastic use.

2018 - Forever Firecheck® is granted a UK patent (Pat. GB2546328) and is trademarked.

2018 - Forever Firecheck® launched to help meet the demands of CE marked doorsets with the assurance that the seal can never fall out or be tampered with.

2018 - Forever Firecheck® wins the annual BWF Process Efficiency award.

WINNER OF THE BWF PROCESS EFFICIENCY AWARDS 2018

Morland are pleased to announce that Forever Firecheck® has won the BWF Process Efficiency Award 2018, awarded for implementing lean processes, maximising value for money, quality and speed of delivery.

The winners for this years event were announced at the BWF's popular annual dinner Friday 23th November 2018.

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Forever Firecheck™ Launched

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Applications

Applications

CE Marked Doorsets

With the forthcoming arrival of CE marking for fire doorsets it is imperative that the doorset manufacturer is able to ensure the correct seal stays in place through installation and decoration.

Standard practise on site is to remove seals for the decoration of the frame and to then replace them. Even temporarily removing them and re-instating them invites errors and reduces the adhesion the strip has to the frame making certification compliance questionable. Forever Firecheck™ requires no further finishing ensuring certification compliance is maintained.

Mental Health Facilities

Intumescent seals have been associated with a number of harmful incidents and standard practice now is to cut strips into small lengths and screw them into the frame. Forever Firecheck™ negates this requirement by wrapping the intumescent seal.

“High end” Residential Door Frames

For installations where the door and frame are a key design aspects, such as luxury apartments, the requirement for a plastic strip in the frame is unwelcome. Forever firecheck allows the strips to be hidden away.

NBS Information/ Specification

Specification tools are currently under development for this product. If you would like to talk to us about specifying Forever Firecheck™, please Contact Us.

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