Carboline invests in passive fire protection testing facility


Carboline has broken ground on a state-of-the-art, full-scale passive fire protection testing facility at its Research, Development, & Innovation (RD&I) Center.

The US$4M investment is scheduled to be complete by the end of the 2018 calendar year.

The new space will be the first manufacturer owned UL-approved fire testing facility in North America.

Carboline will now be able to test products on its own timeline and not rely on an outside testing agency’s schedules.

Carboline’s current fire lab was built in the 1970s, and although it has been upgraded and improved over the years, this project represents a total redesign and rebuild of its capabilities.

Carboline felt the upgrade and expansion were necessary to address new developments in the industry.

“Our new testing facility will increase our speed to market for new fireproofing products, give us the ability to receive approvals for alternate raw materials and fulfill testing requirements for ever-changing codes and regulations,” stated Jim Rippe, Executive Vice President, Fireproofing/Engineering Sales.


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