TFS Named as Finalists in Two Categories at the WPA Awards

TFS Named as Finalists in Two Categories at the WPA Awards

Being the UK’s leading processor of coated and laminated wood-based panel products means that we have to do just that, lead. Continuously working to expand our service offering for our clients means that we are regularly working towards finding new and innovative ways to coat and protect wood substrates to the highest quality standards.

In today’s environment, innovation is key to not only maintaining a competitive advantage, but also to ensure compliance across the board in all different aspects of building regulations. Increased focus in recent years has been on fire protection and how products are able to perform.

Working closely with our partner, PFS Coatings, we have developed a factory-applied surface treatment that satisfies the stringent demands of Euro Class B Fire Retardant (FR). The high performance coating, ProStruct FR, which does not impact the substrate’s structural integrity, is applied at our manufacturing facility under ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance processes, and is the only way to guarantee the effectiveness of the product’s FR capabilities. ProStruct FR was the first factory applied flame retardant surface coating to have its efficacy verified under the independent Wood Protection Association (WPA) approval scheme for flame retardants. In response to market needs, TFS and PFS Coatings have further invested in developing a matt white version of Prostruct FR.

It is this innovation that resulted in TFS and Prostruct FR Matt White being named a Finalist in the ‘Innovation’ 2019 WPA Awards for wood protection excellence. To further reinforce the leadership reputation of the company, TFS was also named as a Finalist in another category at the Awards – the WPA BenchmarkTM quality scheme for outstanding quality assurance procedures.

Howard Morris, Managing Director at TFS, commented: “Everything we do at TFS is built upon innovation and quality. From our Peel Clean film, to our offsite construction methods for interior design. In recent years, the heightened focus has been on fire protection, and rightly so. We have developed a rigorously tested fire rated coating, that that is independently certified to Euro Class B, and does not damage the integrity of the substrate. Being named as finalists in the WPA Awards for innovation and quality excellence is the perfect accolade to demonstrate our hard work and determination to provide our business-to-business partners with compliant solutions.”

Commenting on the performance of TFS in reaching the Finals of the 2019 wood protection excellence Awards, WPA Chairman Steve Young, said: “TFS has a reputation for quality and innovation in the wood panels supply chain and making the 2019 finals of both the quality excellence and innovation categories clearly demonstrates the commitment of TFS to providing fit for purpose FR treated materials produced under a quality regime that is second to none.”

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