Decorative Products Guide

Kydex® Doors Achieve Fire Test Certification

Added 03.25.19

KYDEX Encapsulated Door Blank Fire Rating

James Latham can now offer four KYDEX® encapsulated door blanks with Exova Warringtonfire Global assessment to FD30.

Exclusive to James Latham in the UK and Ireland - and available in 0.76mm, 1.5mm and 2mm thicknesses and 20 on-trend colours - KYDEX® is a highly durable thermoplastic which will not crack or split, offering greatly improved service life.

James Latham Door Cores

The permitted door cores: Halspan Optima, Prima 44mm; Flamebreak 44mm; Moralt FireSmoke 44mm and FireSound 44mm, 54mm and 59mm are all Latham fire door cores and have been tested to FD30, BS 476 Pt 22.

Steven Dennard, Group Door Manager, James Latham explained, “We are particularly delighted with the result of this testing as it utilised three of our products in the same test.  As well as KYDEX, which was used for facing and encapsulating the door cores, the test evidence also covers two of Latham’s other products, Woodex laminated timber which was used for the door frames, and Medite® Tricoya Extreme, which was used for the door lippings.”

Steven continued, “These encapsulated doors are suitable for applications in all kinds of sectors and will have particular appeal to our customers in the healthcare, industrial, education, leisure, hotel and retail sectors.


“In the instances of wet-rooms, swimming pools and leisure centers for example, the door lipping will often be the first part of the structure to “blow” as moisture gets into the door.  Encapsulating the door with KYDEX should ensure that no moisture gets in, but the Medite Tricoya Extreme door lippings are an extra “belts & braces”.

Available nationwide through a 10-strong network of depots, James Latham imports and distributes an extensive selection of sizes, types and finishes of high-quality door blanks.  The range includes lightweight blanks, MDF, particle and plywood faced blanks, veneered blanks and particle door cores which may be laminated, veneered or painted.

Latham’s range of performance door blanks can also be seen at the company’s Product Specification Showrooms in London and Manchester.

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