Founded in 1985 in Belgium, Rf-Technologies makes products and devices for passive fire protection in buildings. Today, in addition to the Belgian headquarters, the company also operates a large manufacturing facility in Slovakia. The company is present in over 15 countries in Europe. Like other partner companies of Building Services, Rf-t manufactures products both under its brand name and as an OEM.
A company committed to innovation
What makes Rf-Technologies remarkable is that over 15% of the company’s 170 employees work in its R&D department. Rf-Technologies was the first company to offer a full range of CE-marked fire dampers, all the way back in February 2012. In addition, the company is consistently committed to rigorous testing for all of its products and full compliance with the strictest local and European standards. Rf-Technologies conducts 100 fire tests in-house every year, and they even test the moving mechanisms of their products for one million cycles!
Products designed to save lives
The product range offered by Rf-t includes fire-resistant grilles, fire dampers, fire damper cartridges, and fire-resistant collars for ducts. In other words, products that are designed for the management of fire. The two primary goals are the compartmentation of the fire – restricting the spread of the flames to any adjacent rooms, and the evacuation of smoke – creating a smoke-free zone to facilitate the evacuation of people under safe conditions.
Safety should be simple
Rf-t products are easy to incorporate during the construction process of a building. They are suited for vertical mounting on solid and plasterboard walls and horizontal mounting on floors, making implementation easy. The installation uses standard construction materials and products, which reduces costs. Once in place, Rf-t devices do not require any maintenance. Furthermore, some of the products are designed to be modular and upgradable, making it easy to modify or improve them during their life cycle to comply with future regulations.
Safety should be invisible
Thousands of government and private buildings across Europe are equipped with passive fire safety devices made by Rf-t. The company's products are implemented in office buildings, hospitals, museums, government buildings, shopping centres and private residences. Chances are, most Europeans have been in a building protected by Rf-t without noticing.