EJOT has secured FM approval for all the most widely used products in its Colorfast range of colourmatched self-drilling fasteners, providing another independently verified ‘stamp of approval’ for the suitability of the range’s key products when used for fixing sandwich panels, or built-up envelope systems designed to the same standard.
It is a development that provides additional assurance when specifying screws for coloured roofing and façade sheets. And whilst Colorfast’s original metal parent product has long been FM Approved, this latest approval classifies the products in their own right.
The third party certification by FM Approvals, a division of American property insurance giant FM Global, confirms EJOT’s stated performance capabilities for the fasteners in line with the stringent requirements of an international standard that applies to fully tested systems. Under the scheme, every element of the building envelope’s proposed construction is assessed down to the smallest fasteners, which is why it represents the ‘gold standard‘ for approvals.
Achieving the FM Approved mark for Colorfast supports EJOT UK’s rapidly increasing export markets, including the US, Australia and south east Asia, where sales are growing strongly. It also represents the latest stage in EJOT’s continuous development programme for Colorfast, now onto its third generation, which means the fastener continues to lead the market after more than 30 years in the market.
Colorfast joins several other EJOT products for the building envelope that already have an FM Approved mark, including Opticore LS, the self-drilling fastener with self-coring integral nylon head.