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Premier's Innovative Products Sustainability Award 2013


ModWood Technologies win Premier's Innovative Products Sustainability Award

ModWood® were the surprised and proud recipients of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2013 for the bushfire-resistant decking product, Flame Shield®.

ModWood Flame Shield® decking is a wood-plastic composite designed and manufactured in Victoria, suitable for use in high risk bushfire-prone areas up to and including Bushfire Attack Level 40 (BAL 40) - extreme bushfire conditions.  Other BAL- 40 decking materials on the market are only available as aluminum or steel products.

Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulated the ModWood team for their innovative work in developing and marketing Flame Shield®.

"ModWood Technologies make Flame Shield® using 90 per cent reclaimed and recycled content, recovering resources from waste streams. Significantly, product life in service also exceeds alternative hardwood products.

“ModWood is a great example of a Victorian business responding to increasing demand for clean and green products,” he said.

Now in their eleventh year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action.

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Released in September 2012 Flame Shield, ® the latest addition to the ModWood product range, is certified to AS1530.8.1-2007 with aBAL-40 rating. Flame Shield® can be used in bushfire prone areas that have a bushfire attack level (BAL) up to and including BAL-40 (AS3959-2009). Flame Shield, ® is available in 137mm x 23mm profile in a range of colours.

Flame Shield® certification allows for the subfloor space to be either enclosed* or unenclosed. The sub-frame joists and bearers need to be from non-combustible materials or one of the bushfire resisting timbers (refer to AS3959-2009 Appendix F).

With this construction system, Flame Shield® has been tested and certified to comply with AS1530.8.1.

For more information, head to the Flame Shield product page.