Intumescent coatings

INTUMESCENT COATINGS

As approved applicators of several leading manufacturers within the industry, we provide a total project management system approach, starting with a free survey incorporating effective solutions, specification, free test panels or trial areas to determine the right specification to overcome your problem.

What is intumescent coating?

An intumescent is a substance that swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume and decreasing in density. As the product expands it becomes much less dense, which makes it act as in insulator that keeps the high temperatures away from structural members or protected openings.

Intumescent coatings are typically used in passive fire protection and require listing, approval and compliance in their installed configurations in order to comply with the national building codes and laws.

Advantages of intumescent coatings on wood:

  • Coatings can provide UV protection for external timber surfaces
  • A lasting solution for internal and external treated or untreated wood
  • Can be used on insulation board, MDF board, plasterboard, timber and a wide variety of wood-derived products, including doors, flooring and furniture
  • Perfect for upgrading existing wooden doors to 30, or 60-minute fire doors – no need to replace them!
  • With the use of the correct primer, coatings can be applied on painted or varnished surfaces with no need to strip them beforehand
  • Coatings can provide UV protection for external timber surfaces

Advantages on intumescent paint on metal

  • It can provide up to 90 minutes fire protection, dependent on the thickness of metal it is applied to
  • Ideal for both internal and external protection of structural steel and aluminium
  • Dries in approximately one hour under normal conditions
  • Can be applied to untreated surfaces, or to previously coated surfaces with the use of an internal or external primer.

Advantages of intumescent paint on plastics & glass fibre products

  • Semi-flexible and water based
  • Can be used on a range of plastics and glass fibre
  • Ideal for the internal sections of glass fibre boats, cable and engine housings or the internal side of glass fibre sheeting

Advantages of intumescent paint PVC electrical cables

  • Has no damaging effect on working cables and will not cause them to overheat from everyday use
  • Inhibits PVC fumes in the event of a fire
  • After application, the coating allows some flexibility without cracking – ideal for cables which require regular maintenance
  • Can be easily applied by brush or spray

Call us today on 01472 241063 to discuss your requirements.