Netherlands’ VABO Composites launches new maritime fire door

October 19, 2021 - Netherlands

VABO has launched a new maritime fire door that meets all the criteria for the 60-minute resistance test. The product of months of R&D, these FRD60 doors enhance the Dutch company’s portfolio for its commercial, superyacht, and naval sector client base around the world. The Netherlands-based company manufactures composite doors and hatches for shipyards.

The company’s composite products are also renowned for requiring virtually no maintenance and VABO FRD30 doors cover all B15 and B30 requirements in terms of fire resistance. Expanding its product range in this way means VABO can now support an even wider part of the markets in which it operates, with a complete selection of hinged doors and hatches that includes those which need to be fire resistant, the company said in a media statement.

“Responding to client demands and our goal to offer the best possible service, VABO has made significant investments in developing a door that reaches the 60-minute target. Although it took considerable time and effort with a stringent testing regime, the VABO team has now amply passed the 60-minute milestone. Our tests follow the FTP code (FRD60) to cover the equivalent A60 and A0, with VABO’s high quality level guaranteed,” sales and marketing manager of the company, Jeroen van Deutekom said.