Kingspan chief: ‘folly’ of banning combustible materials after Grenfell fire

Testing needed before adopting new solutions, says Murtagh as politicians push for total ban

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
26th August, 2018
Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh

The ban on combustible materials proposed by British politicians is “blunt and political”, and not based on scientific testing, according to Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh.

The ban has been advocated by several British politicians in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died.

Murtagh told The Sunday Business Post that while Kingspan is in favour of higher fire safety standards, he said that “this is not a black and...

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