Fire retardant system for composite façade panels 21 December 2023

For more than 40 years, Bahrain based BFG International has been a global leader and pioneer in composite design, engineering and manufacturing. When it came to designing an exciting but complex project, Scott Bader and BFG bought together their composite and building expertise.

Design by architect Henning Larsen, The SABIC Jubail Headquarters is a state of the art office complex. The building is an iconic sustainable landmark situated in the New City Centre in Jubail’s Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Scott Bader’s Crystic 349E PA, a fire retardant resin, was used with Crystic 76E PA, a low styrene fire retardant gelcoat, to create an FST systems to produce the building’s façade panels.

BFG used Scott Bader’s FST system to produce multiple composite, fire retardant façade panels that join to make a complex, yet eye catching geometric pattern on the outside of the building.

Scott Bader’s technical service team, involved from the inception of the project, provided application guidelines, external weathering performance data and the FST properties of the products to meet SABIC’s qualification process within the project delivery timelines. The project also had tight supply chain requirements and delivery of close to 1,000 tonnes of high performance Crystic and Crestafire products which was successfully executed by the Scott Bader team. 

“Scott Bader were the perfect partner for this project. Their range of fire retardant systems, alongside their technical expertise, enabled us to produce composite facade panels to an extremely high standard. Thanks to Scott Bader who helped us deliver this iconic project,” says Imran Jamil, project manager at BFG International.

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