Morland brings innovative concealed intumescent seal Forever Firecheck™ to market
Forever Firecheck™ is a patent pending (Pat. Pending 1600870.8) concealed intumescent seal. This is the only such system available, solving the problem of unsightly Fire Door seals, and so a truly exciting innovation within the market.
A standard proven intumescent seal from, for example, Lorient, is placed into the frame in the traditional manner. Morland then wrap the frame in a décor such as veneer and the seal is encapsulated.
- The seal cannot be damaged or removed, either from wear and tear or wilful act.
- Unsightly plastic seals need no longer impair the aesthetic of timber frames
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 to give competitive advantage to our customers.
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 - 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.
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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.