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Met said tower insulation failed all tests.


GRENFELL Tower was clad with more than one type of flammable insulation when last month's deadly inferno took hold.

One section had Kingspan Kooltherm K15 panels, while the rest was encased in Celotex RS5000 panels. The Kooltherm panels are highly rated for stopping the spread of fire but are still classified as flammable.

They made up less than five per cent of the total insulation.

Celotex, who provided most of the insulation used on the tower block, have since discontinued the sale of RS5000 for buildings taller than 18 metres - and the Metropolitan Police indicated in the weeks after the fire that the insulation examined by experts had failed every fire safety test.

Asked yesterday if this included Kooltherm K15, a spokesman said they would not be naming the specific materials tested.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 12, 2017
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