Durability of reaction to fire performance of wood based panels through accelerated aging cycles Chapter Conference Paper uri icon


  • Wood and wood based products application in the construction is growing due to the increasing trend of sustainable development. Because of the EU policy about constructions, each time requiring improved products against fire hazard, there is a need of developing fireproof products to wood and wood based panels and know their life time behavior. To evaluate the performance and durability of fire retarded wood based panels, concerning mechanical and reaction to fire behavior, an experimental study is done considering the long term behavior of wood based panels with and without fire retardant products after being submitted to accelerated aging and compared to non-aged wood based panels. Fire reaction was carried out through cone calorimeter tests to evaluate if the fire reaction properties were maintained or altered after exposure to environmental conditions.

publication date

  • 2020