Welcome to RMAX, an industry leader in rigid cellular plastics
The combination of our pioneering spirit and a commitment to customer service, which provides a focus on product quality and timeliness of delivery backed by design and technical assistance, has propelled RMAX to a position of market leadership.
The RMAX products are seen across an expanse of industries – from home insulation to cold chain solutions, agriculture to aerospace. From white goods to wave riding. From artistic to zany. When it comes to rigid cellular plastic foams no one does it better, more consistently and more professionally than RMAX. Our branches cover Australia and New Zealand and our experienced and dedicated teams in each site provide the knowledge, support and service expected by the leading producer of EPS and EPP in the region.
As an innovative company we are constantly looking for new and unique solutions to customer problems – we push the boundaries of our product performance to meet the needs of our customers. Whether it be dimensional accuracy, strength, thermal performance, difficult shape design or new materials – every day we are delving into new products and the performance of existing products to deliver the unique solutions for customers.
RMAX operates within a continuous improvement framework where regular surveys of our customers' needs and priorities are carried out. The data from these surveys is then benchmarked against results of internal audits to measure actual performance in satisfying customer need for product performance, timeliness of delivery, design and price.
This continual benchmarking process helps maintain focus on our service to customers as we continue to improve Rigid Cellular Plastics product technologies such as Expanded Polyethylene, Expanded Polypropylene and Expanded co-polymers of Polystyrene.
The RMAX product range falls into two basic categories, shape moulding and block moulding.
The shape moulded product range includes packaging products for the fresh food, white goods and electronic industries as well as components for a range of consumer products such as bicycle safety helmets, surfboards and automotive insulation.
Block moulded products are manufactured primarily for the building, packaging and civil engineering industries - although an almost endless array of items can be cut from the block moulded product.
Through its memberships of the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) and Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), RMAX has made and will continue to make a significant contribution to the establishment of Australian Standards for the Rigid Cellular Plastics Industry.
To support its commitment to the development of Australian Industry Standards for Rigid Cellular Plastics and related products, RMAX operates a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory at its Victoria headquarters- Accreditation Number 1017. This accreditation is for Mechanical Testing to ISO /IEC 17025:2005. The current scope of this accreditation can be seen on the NATA website www.nata.asn.au.
To support the commitment to quality, the RMAX Management System has been implemented in all RMAX locations across Australia and New Zealand. The RMAX Management System details all the policies, procedures and work instructions that cover all aspects of the business. From this system our requirements for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and TS 16949 are met and maintained for those sites where the standards are applied. RMAX is continuously improving this system to ensure we are delivering the customer's requirements every day.
BAL Bush Fire Attack Level.
After the Canberra bushfires in 2003, the Australian Standard relating to building was reviewed and a new Australian Standard (AS 3959) was introduced nationally in 2009.
The new building standard has six risk levels (Bushfire Attack Levels-BALs). There are increasing construction requirements that range from ember protection at the lower levels to direct flame contact protection at the highest. The new building standard increases the construction requirements on residential buildings so they are better bushfire protected.
Products used in external construction of houses should have a BAL rating ensures that building is undertaken in such a way that risk to people and property is minimised.
It is a requirement that a person or organisation who has suitable qualifications and experience undertakes the BAL assessment. RMAX commissioned EXOVA Warringtonfire, a NATA accredited testing authority, specialising in BAL testing and certification to undertake their BAL 29 conformance testing.
To meet the BAL 29 conformance requirements as tested by EXOVA Warringtonfire, RMAX Orange Board render must be used and applied at a minimum thickness of 8mm.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of any render system other than the RMAX Orange Board render, applied at minimum thickness of 8mm, may meet the requirements of the BAL 29 certification.
It would be expected that similarly formulated render products would deliver the same test results however RMAX has not tested other render systems.
The results of the BAL 29 testing are summarised in the test certificate as shown below.