8 August 2022
Zenova Group PLC
("Zenova", the "Company" or the "Group")
Zenova Products Further Use On TV and Film Sets at Pinewood Studios
Zenova Group PLC (AIM: ZED) , a provider of innovative fire safety and heat management technology and products, is pleased to announce that its products have been used during the shoot of a major production in the UK at Ridgeway Studios where B&TT also provide fire protection services.
This is the first time that Zenova products have been used successfully on a live burn set, on an upcoming big budget production. This fire sequence was put together by one of the UK's premier special effects houses - "Elements Special Effects".
Nick Rideout, the owner of Elements and the floor supervisor on the day of the stunt commented:
"After initial tests we were so confident with the products that on the last shot we really went for it; we went bigger and longer than normal giving the director more time to ensure the perfect shot, saving time and money for the production with added environmental benefits. We had confidence in the Zenova products and peace of mind with Bells and Two Tones providing our fire cover should things get out of hand. We're glad to say the Zenova FP and WB worked flawlessly, the director got her shot, and the Bells and Two Tones fire crews were not needed."
Bells and Two Tones Fire and Rescue Limited ("B&TT"), the leading fire safety provider within the UK TV and film industry, has also supervised further fire tests conducted for a Pinewood Studios production of a major film on set for the producers and special effects providers to demonstrate the unique effectiveness of its Zenova FP fire paint and WB wildfire barrier fluid previously purchased.
B&TT carried out a real-world test of the Zenova WB and FP products. 2 identical scaled sets were built, the sets were constructed out of 3mm ply and 2x1 batten. They both had a pitched roof with straw acting as a thatch.
One was treated with the Zenova FP 1 coat of primer and 2 topcoats on the inside and Zenova WB was applied via a spray on the outside and the straw roof was also treated with the WB, this was felt to offer the set maximum protection. The second set was left untreated.
Each set then had a fire set inside them and left to propagate, after 8 minutes the untreated set was reduced to a pile of ash, the set treated with Zenova products looked untouched.
Ewan Dunsire the director of Bells and Two Tones and a firefighter of 32 years said the test went above and beyond expectations and commented that there was now no excuse to lose a set here in the UK to fire ever again.
After the fire in the treated set burnt itself out without any damage to the structure, the FP was scrapped off the inside and the ply underneath was untouched.
A short video of the test accompanies this release and can be found here: https://vimeo.com/736088349
Commenting on the news, Tony Crawley, Chief Executive of Zenova Group PLC said: "TV and film is a multi-billion pound industry in the UK alone and invests a huge amount of time and money in the construction of TV and film sets at studios such as Pinewood. The use of Zenova's fire safety products on TV and film sets is making them safer from the risk of fire and helping protect the people who work on them . We anticipate this saving significant time and money for the industry as well as safety resulting in more significant sales for the Company's fire safety products in this sector."
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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 applications. Through innovation development, and a refined formulation and development process, Zenova provides industry leading solutions across a range of fire protection and temperature management problems, comprising:
A water-based fire-protection paint that prevents ignition and spread of fire. It can be used in commercial, industrial, and domestic applications on variety of materials, from wood to metal.
Patent pending fire extinguisher filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that extinguishes all types of fires, reduces chances of re-ignition, works in cold (-15 ̊C) conditions, is non-toxic and does not produce harmful by-products.
Thermal insulation paint that creates a thermal barrier, provides thermal reflection of sunrays and infrared radiation, anti-condensation, and anti-mould properties. It can be applied to virtually any exterior or interior material, regardless of the surface.
Thermal insulation render to enhance the effectiveness of insulation by creating a thermo shield. It fills all cavities and gaps regardless of geometric shape and creates a vacuum - the most effective insulator.
Patent pending next generation ceiling sprinkler filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that removes the need to install large fluid tanks, piping, complicated equipment, and software. This sprinkler could be installed in the kitchen.
The Group has achieved this without compromising the sustainability of natural and economical resources, including personal health and safety, with ecologically sound products.
Further information on the Group can be found at www.zenovagroup.com