Taylor, manufacturer of fourwheeled galvanised steel bins, has developed a fireproof bin lid (FRLID).
It has been developed using a specialist high-grade polymer with specific characteristics to withstand fires.
Standard plastic lids typically melt when there is a fire inside. But Taylor claims its fireproof lid remains intact, preventing fire from spreading and starving it of oxygen.
A test conducted and filmed at Taylor’s R&D facility in Worcestershire involved two bins, one with a standard plastic lid and one with an FRLID, being set on fire. The standard lid began to melt in less than 60 seconds, had flames appearing from the aperture within two minutes, and within five minutes, the lid had entirely melted, with the bin’s contents ablaze. In contrast, at 10 minutes into the fire, the bin with the FRLID remained completely intact with only a minimal degree of smoke visible (pictured).
Mark Jenkins, UK sales director, said: “We feel the FRLID will positively affect fire prevention, particularly in high-density and high-risk areas.”
Watch Taylor’s demonstration video at: http://bit.ly/1SOnsyb