FAIRVIEW Products are distributed in many countries globally.  Please be aware that FAIRVIEW product features and availability may differ between locations. Each location is independently operated by local management and ownership to ensure the individual needs of the local markets are satisfied. This statement relates to the North American market only.

 

June 19, 2017

 

STATEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF POLYETHYLENE CORE ALUMINUM COMPOSITE MATERIALS ON BUILDING FACADES IN NORTH AMERICA.

 

Our thoughts and prayers with all those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London UK. While the tragedy is yet to be fully investigated, we hope that everyone in the industry will be affected enough to ensure the correct use of materials and follow the appropriate codes and standards.

 

No Fairview Architectural products were used on the Grenfell Tower project, nor on any of the similar fire incidents.  There are several types of ACM suitable for different uses when correctly specified, fabricated and installed in accordance with the appropriate building codes and industry standards.

 

Fairview Architectural North America will cease production of Vitrabond® PE (Polyethylene Core) for building facade use in North America as of July 1st 2017.

 

This decision was made and deadline set in March 2017 to ensure that our products align with our vision of a façade industry free of flammable cladding materials. Although the codes allow for this product in certain applications, we feel this is a responsible action to help reduce the risk potential of any Fairview products ever being misused, which is beyond our control.

 

For more information or to learn about non-combustible ACM cladding please contact us at helpdesk@fairview-na.com, or visit our website at www.fairview-na.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jerry Fossey

General Manager

Fairview Architectural North America