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Advantages of using intumescent or fire retardent paint
- 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.
- 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
on 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
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
Intumescent coatings are typically used in passive fire protection and require listing, approval and compliance in their installed configurations in order to comply with national building codes and laws.
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.