Research & Development

PFL As the world’s leading passive fire protection solution provider, our Research and Development (R&D) programs are widely recognised and respected in the industry. 

Promat’s main R&D laboratory is headquartered in Tisselt, Belgium with other dedicated labs located in Austria and here in Australia. All R&D initiatives are coordinated, together with marketing, operations and management, to ensure exceptionally high levels of product, system and build integration meet the specific fire protection needs of increasingly regulated and always competitive market places. We use three different types of modern test furnaces, which allow our engineers to recreate a broad cross section of specific fire conditions, and test according to the most rigorous international and local standards. Proven Promat fire protection typically covers a wide variety of building and construction applications; in partitions, ceilings, ducts, structural steel, glazing, penetration seals and smoke management systems.

While Promat is also renowned as a specialist in fire protection for tunnels and other underground structures, our expertise in High Performance Insulation (HPI) is considered second to none. This involves the application of nanotechnology and other micro systems to create cutting edge fire protection in conditions where lack of space would ordinarily jeopardise the installation and performance of effective fire performance.

An ongoing R&D program creates innovative and highly successful proactive fire protection products. Our proactive approach to fire protection, means we meet and often exceed the requirements outlined in virtually every fire protection standard in common international use. As such, the Promat brand is itself recognised as an effective benchmark for fire protection worldwide.

Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory and testing facilities ensure that Promat products, systems and services meet customer requirements, according to commonly used international standards and operates in complete isolation to our other business activities to ensure that test results are not influenced by design, manufacturing or marketing pressures