Eco-Friendly, Toxic-Free Fire Retardant Debuts At Bex Asia
Eco-Friendly Fire Retardant helps Singapore move towards achieving its target of greening at least 80% of its buildings by 2030
Designed for green buildings, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s eco-friendly halogen and toxic gas-free fire retardant and fire-proof additive prevents the spread of fire by forming a blanket of solid material at low temperatures. Without emitting toxic gases or plasticisers, this new addictive also prevents choking and dripping hazards associated with conventional alternatives. After news of negative health effects resulting from the use of toxic fire retardants, this innovation is a welcome addition to the growing list of green building products.
This fire retardant and eight other innovations are on display at the Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2010, from September 13 – 15 September 2010. These technologies will help raise the standards of ‘green’ buildings and guide the industry towards more sustainable and energy efficient practices in building, design, construction and maintenance, as well as raise productivity in the construction industry.
This fire retardant benefits the industry in a timely fashion as Singapore moves towards achieving its target of greening at least 80% of its buildings by 2030. The government has also introduced a S$250m (US$187m) Construction Productivity & Capability Fund (CPCF) for technology adoption, manpower development and skills upgrading to increase productivity in the industry.