The Passive Fire Protection Handbook: Chapter 1 - Introduction
Fire is one of the most useful of elements on earth, however, it can also be one of the most
destructive. The devastation caused by a fire can be catastrophic, with statistics showing that in
excess of 30% of businesses suffering a major incident being forced to close within 12 months.
The Promat organisation has offices, factories and workshops all over the world, forming
a global network of specific knowledge centres concentrating on fire protection and high
temperature insulation. This Promat organisation is part of the well known Worldwide group:
Etex. Specialising in building materials, the Etex Group offers a support structure of knowledge, production and research and development.