Where possible, we use use the best materials for the job and for the end user, rather than using products that are simply more convenient for the manufacturer.
Most fume cupboards are manufactured from PVC. AS/NZS 2243.8 : 2014 warns of the limitations of PVC fume cupboards in relation to heat and toxic fume production in the event of a fire. Whilst we cannot completely eliminate PVC from the construction, we do try to limit its use for the following reasons.
The cabinet body is manufactured from 13 mm thick compact laminate and the baffles are 6 mm thick. Compact laminates are the material of choice for a number of leading manufacturers and they provide significant safety and performance benefits for the end user.