The company hired to install sound-absorbing foam panels at the Mountain B nightclub claims that they used high-quality, fire-retardant foam panels and denied allegations made by various parties that they did not.
The owner of the Kool Insulation Company, Pichet Thinon, came out yesterday, August 7th, to defend his company in response to allegations that his company’s foam panels used at the Mountain B nightclub were attributed to the fire that killed fifteen people and injured dozens.
“Our company was hired to install the foam panels at that pub last year and got paid 300,000 baht for our services,” Pichet stated. “We used a material called ‘PU Foam’, which is fire-retardant and soundproof. It is a high-quality material that even gets safety certificates in Germany.”
Pichet carried on that he had been running his business for 10 years and used his products in numerous industrial plants and nightclubs. None ever caught on fire, he added while showing footage of his product not catching on fire although he tried to burn it.
Instead, Pichet suspected that the Mountain B operators had reportedly placed tires on top of the foam panels to reduce vibration and this might be the leading cause of the fire.
Investigators are reviewing Pichet’s statements and claims.