21 November 2023
Zenova Group PLC
("Zenova", the "Company" or the "Group")
Zenova FX Range Granted Official Certification
Certification opens up international fire extinguisher market
Zenova Group PLC (AIM: ZED), the innovative fire suppression and interdiction solutions Company, is excited to announce, further to its announcement on 9 October 2023, that the Company's FX fire extinguisher range has now been granted Europe's highest possible EN3-7 standard certifications for 34A, 113B, 75F and Electrical for the Company's 6-litre product and 43A, 183B, 75F and Electrical for its 9-litre offering. The testing was undertaken and certification granted by MPA Dresden, a European Union-recognised certification centre.
Zenova's FX range has been certified across fire classes A, B and F with capability to be used on combustible materials, flammable liquids and cooking oil as well as being safe for use on electrical equipment. Gaining this top certification in multiple-use categories is, the Company believes, an industry first and will allow Zenova to expand into the USD 3.8 billion in 2022 international fire extinguisher market which is expected to grow at CAGR of 6.00% to USD 6.4 billion by 2032 as per www.marketrearchfuture.com The market requires the highest standard certified product, and Zenova can now market directly to the European market, while our immediate competition cannot yet follow.
In particular, the Company's fluid has been demonstrated effective against lithium battery fires, which is a significant breakthrough in its development.
Thomas Melchior, CEO of the Zenova Group, commented, "Receiving official third-party certification for both our fluid and extinguishers from one of Europe's leading testing agencies, will help consolidate the Company's growing competitive advantage in the marketplace. We look forward to updating the market on orders for our Zenova FX fire extinguisher range resulting from our certification progress."
For further information please contact:
Zenova Group PLC
Thomas Melchior, Chief Executive Officer
Fiona Rodford, Executive Vice Chairperson
Via Orana Corporate LLP:
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Matt Davis / Adam Dawes
Tel: +44 20 3368 3550
SI Capital Limited (Broker)
Tel: +44 1483 413 500
About Zenova Group PLC
The Group, through Zenova Ltd, is the holder of intellectual property that underpins a suite of fire safety and temperature management products and technology. The product range is applicable to industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The Group's products include fire retardant paints, insulating paints and render, fire extinguishing fluid and fire extinguishers. Through innovative development, and a refined formulation and development process, Zenova provides industry leading solutions across a range of fire protection and temperature management problems, comprising:
Zenova FP, fire protection paint
A water based, fire protection paint (also known as a 'thermofoaming' or 'intumescent' paint), which can be used on any surface and colour matched to any colour. When exposed to heat or flames, the paint expands and creates a solid foam-like crust which will not burn and insulates the surface it is painted on. This prevents surfaces from catching fire and stops fire spreading. It has been tested by global fire industry experts and complies with UK building regulations and the latest UK and European fire safety standards.
Zenova IP, thermal insulation paint
A thermal insulation paint embeds the most modern insulating technology in a thermos-like ultra-thin layer. It saves energy by increasing the thermal insulation level in commercial and residential buildings. Solar heat can increase the temperature within a building by 75% to 90%. Zenova IP has been independently tested and validated to deflect, absorb and dissipate up to 75% of this heat, thereby reducing the inside temperature by up to 45%. Suitable for both exterior and interior, on any type of surface
Zenova IR, thermal insulation render
Zenova IR is a ready mixed insulation render that can be applied to internal and external walls in commercial and residential buildings to provide immediate insulation benefits and can be colour matched to any colour.
Zenova FX, fire extinguishers
A fire extinguisher like no other. It puts out class A, B, F, E fires fully tested against European EN3 as well as British standards. Available in 6 and 9 litre sizes.
Zenova FX500, aerosol fire extinguisher
The Zenova FX500 is a high-performance handheld fire extinguisher that is tested by independent experts and adheres to the highest industry standards. Safe for use on any type of fire the Zenova FX500 reduces the risk of reignition. The Zenova FX 500 is quick, easy and safe to operated and has been tested to BS6165 standard.
Zenova WB, wildfire barrier
A wildfire barrier fluid (applied via spray wands or aerial drops), which provides a virtual barrier where fire simply will not burn. Repeated tests on a variety of extremely dry wildfire fuels (grasses, hays, brush) demonstrates the incredible fire resistance Zenova WB provides, while remaining viable after application for30+ days in dry conditions.
Zenova CS, ceiling sprinkler
Blending the best features of both detectors and extinguishers while avoiding the drawbacks of each. It senses heat rather than smoke, resulting in less false alarms, and it's an automatic system that doesn't require a battery or a person to operate it. The modular Zenova CS unit expels 2.4 - 4.8 L of proprietary Zenova FX suppression fluid at high-pressure to suppress the source of a fire, yet maintains visibility that allows occupants to evacuate quickly.