FireDefender® Door Components

Fire-Rated Door Components for Your Business

FireDefender® fire-rated door components include individual fire-rated components, fully banded cores, and the industry’s foremost offering of fire-rated acoustical cores. Georgia-Pacific manufactures firedoor components – not doors, and has been serving the architectural wood door industry since 1975.

With the adoption of ICBO Uniform Building Code 7-2-1997, Georgia­-Pacific has emerged as an industry leader, providing a comprehensive set of design options to help fire-rated door manufacturers meet the demand for positive pressure fire safety requirements. With facilities in Canby, Oregon and Cuba, Missouri, Georgia-Pacific adds value with supply chain excellence, short lead times and best-in-class customer service.


Architects: Design for Safety and Aesthetics

Designers can take advantage of the abundant variety of beautiful wood veneers with confidence, knowing that doors manufactured as tested with FireDefender® components meet codes and standards for fire ratings, smoke protection - and sound isolation.

FireDefender fire door components for OEMs

Manufacturers: Quality and Customization

Georgia-Pacific is a major supplier of fire-rated door components. GP manufactures components, not doors. We concentrate on developing, testing, certification and manufacture of a full range of high-performance fire door components. Ask about our ISO 9001:2000 certification!

Doors built with FireDefender components using our specifications can carry the Warnock Hersey label, and our fire testing yields an extensive set of manufacturing and machining specifications. Select door assemblies with Georgia-Pacific mineral core and 3-ply high density cores are tested* to achieve a range of Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings while at the same time achieving 45- to 90-minute fire ratings.

International Listings

Georgia-Pacific components have been used successfully in more than a dozen countries around the world. FireDefender® components are included in a number of assembly listings that have been tested in accordance with UL 10C and British Standard BS476, part 22, and are eligible to carry the BM TRADA Q-Mark.


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FireDefender Banded Cores

FireDefender Banded Cores

Pre-fabricated fire door assemblies comprised of mineral door core, FireStop stiles, rails, intumescent, lock blocks and wood veneer lipping.

  • Streamlined assembly process for manufacturers
  • Wide range of configurations support a variety fire-ratings and requirements
  • Wide variety of wood veneer lippings contribute to aesthetic choices

FireDefender FireStop

FireDefender firestop

Fiberglass-reinforced components are used for stiles, rails and various blocking applications.

  • Excellent substrate for fire-rated wood veneer doors
  • Excellent screw withdrawal and hardware fastening characteristics that meet or exceed WOMA I.S. 1A Extra Heavy Duty Standards
  • Certified for use as a fire-rated door frame in both neutral and positive pressure applications

FireDefender Mineral Core

FireDefender Mineral Core

Excellent thermal properties, and can be pieced together to fill doors up to 4x10 feet.

  • Proprietary door core available in thickness from 1.500" to 2" (38mm - 51 mm)
  • Easily sawn with ordinary woodworking equipment
  • Approved for use in temperature rise applications in fire-rated wood doors

*Tests per ASTM E 90 (2009) and ASTM E 413-04, were conducted in at Architectural Testing and Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories. Results are based on characteristics, properties and performance of materials and systems obtained under controlled test conditions. Actual results may vary.

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