London tower fire: Panels in Grenfell high-rise reportedly not suitable for buildings taller than 10 metres
Updated June 17, 2017 20:43:22
The manufacturer of the panels used to clad the London tower block where at least 30 people died in a fire this week advised customers against using its polyethylene-cored tiles — the ones reportedly used at Grenfell Tower — in high-rise buildings.
Diagrams of Reynobond tiles from a brochure dated from 2016 shows how polyethylene (PE) core tiles are suitable only for buildings up to 10 metres in height.
The brochure was issued by French-based Arconic Architectural Products which is responsible for the European marketing of systems produced by US company Arconic, which owns Reynobond.
The Guardian and the BBC have reported panels with a …