Grenfell cladding company did nothing after two high-rise fires in Middle East

Inquiry finds that customers were not warned of risks by Arconic, who did not share results of fire tests with UK certification bodyArconic did nothing to stop the sale of cladding which spread the Grenfell Tower fire despite two high rise infernos in the Middle East involving similar materials sparking internal concerns, the president of the French subsidiary told the inquiry into the fire.The firm kept selling the plastic filled panels after a 2012 fire at the Tamweel tower in Dubai wrapped in similar material sent “fireballs” to the ground and didn’t warn customers of possible risks, the public inquiry into the disaster heard.

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