Recore Classified As Fireproof For Vessels

Based in Northern Sweden, Glasis AB has developed, and is marketing a unique product called Recore.

a material to be utilized in marine construction, which is designed not only for ease of use but also for strength and durability. The product (Recore S) has been classified by DNV as a non-combustible material in accordance with the company's regulations on ships and mobile offshore units.

Recore M and Recore S are also light weight, solid and moldable. According to the manufacturer, the advantages of Recore lie in its increased fire protection, which in combination with its light weight ensures a better economy for the shipowner.

Glasis AB is a young company, started in 1986 by Bengt Andersson. Since then, the company has enjoyed rapid growth as the marine market in particular has a practically insatiable thirst for lightweight materials that meet all current safety standards while incorporating the advantages of lightweight and strength. The company estimates that its turnover will increase tenfold in the coming five years, and last spring it issued shares on the Swedish stock market to give it the financial flexibility to take on bigger orders, which it has recently in the case of lucrative cruise ship contracts. On larger cruise ships, for example, the material has been used to manufacture bulkheads and ceilings. Recore M is fireproof and lightweight, with a density of 100 to 1.000 kg/cu. m. The material is both sound and heatproof, and is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. It can be used as an alternative to materials such as plywood, plastic sheet laminate.

cork, balsa wood, glass fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum. Recore S has the same properties as Recore M, and has also been certified as non-combustible by DNV. It has a density of 250 kg/cu. m., and the material can be used as an alternative to steel sheets, rock fibers and mineral boards.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Mar 2000

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