PapaShop has announced the launch of PapaFlex FR – marquee and temporary event woven matting, which is fire retardant.

PapaFlex FR surpasses BS4790, the standard for reusable floor coverings as specified in the ISE’s Temporary Demountable Structures Guide and MUTA’s Best Practice Guide. Simultaneously, it passed ASTM D2859 standard, for international markets.

PapaShop was founded in 2017 by a team of product designers – with a keen eye on market trends. Looking beyond the event industry’s sphere, the first products were inspired by the use of natural materials and finishes in interiors. Identifying an increasing demand for similar products in the events industry, a range of furnishings and event accessories were developed with the inherent ability to cope with the rigours of event use.

After years of development, in 2017, PapaShop launched PapaFlex, a range of durable event matting for outdoor events, offering customers a choice of weave pattern and more natural aesthetic.

PapaFlex is sold to six countries worldwide. However, with health and safety regulatory pressure increasing, PapaShop recognised the requirement to demonstrate and certify the safe performance of its products for use at public and private events.

Richard Monaghan, CEO of PapaShop, commented: “PapaFlex FR matting demonstrates PapaShop’s commitment to product innovation and developing solutions with a positive impact for our customers.

“We’re really pleased with the results – returning a staggering 625 per cent improvement over existing polypropylene woven matting products: reassuring as regulatory developments bring our industry under closer scrutiny. We’ll be delivering PapaFlex FR matting both to the UK and worldwide, expecting strong sales in the US, where FR regulations are required and strict.”

PapaFlex FR will be an addition to PapaShop’s current range of matting, with standard PapaFlex remaining available for suitable applications.

First deliveries of PapaFlex FR are scheduled for the last quarter of 2019.

PapaShop will be exhibiting at The Showman’s Show with Tentipi on Avenue E, Stand 284, and with CoverMarque on Avenue G, Stand 128.

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