Warm Springs Composite Products, a Native American-owned manufacturer based in Central Oregon, has for many years supplied its Tectonite-based fire-rated door components to door manufacturers for high-rise commercial and industrial construction projects the world over. A unique amalgam of diatomaceous earth, fiberglass, recycled newspaper, and other ingredients, Tectonite was first developed and tested internally by Warm Springs Composite Products in 1993.
The material has since been tested and certified by five different testing agencies to achieve fire ratings from 20 to 90 minutes to meet U.S. standards and up to 120 minutes to meet British standards. Widely known in the industry, Tectonite forms the basis of WSCP’s line of value-added fire-rated door components.
• Lightest of comparable products on the market
• Superb screw holding
• Excellent bonding with a variety of adhesives
• Less heat transfer than comparable products
• Low cost
Tectonite is certified (UBC 7-2 (1997) and UL 10(c) (1998), 20-90 minutes, and British Standard 476, part 22, up to 120 minutes) as a component for fire-rated doors in all openings up to and including 8-foot by 9-foot pairs with all applicable hardware. Five certifying agencies have successfully tested Tectonite components for fire endurance ratings.
WSCP produces Tectonite in two standard sizes: 4-ft. x 8-ft. and 4-ft. x 10-ft. sheets. Tectonite is sold by the full sheet, half sheet, or sanded and cut into a variety of components including:
• Pre-cut stiles and rails
• Banded mineral door cores
• Raw mineral door cores
• Concealed vertical rod stiles (CVRs)
WSCP’s expertise in creating architectural fire-rated components that combine dimensional stability with superb screw holding capabilities has made it the supplier of choice for door manufacturers both domestically and internationally. The company’s proven quality assurance program guarantees materials are consistently produced to the customer’s specifications with less waste, superior service and reduced lead times.