Our intumescent coatings consist of PCM (Phase Change Material) and are customized for rapid gassing and expansion under fire and heat conditions to displace oxygen and snuff out the fire at the source. Intumescent materials expand up to 60X during fire conditions to seal off openings, create heat insulation and protect surfaces in a fire. The latex water based solution provides up to three hours protection (on certain steel applications and concrete). When exposed to high heat or fire, the thin film coating swells or “intumesces” forming a tough char barrier that stops the fire by blocking access to the fuel it needs to grow.
Once the fire has been extinguished, extensive testing by certified laboratories clearly shows the resulting foam layer actually minimizes the damage to the substrate. Often the substrate may still be useable. In many instances, the protective char can be scraped off, revealing that the underlying substrate is still sound, and repair can be achieved at a fraction of the cost.
- Product requires 30 mil thickness APPLICATION – 2-3 COATS COVERAGE AT 80 SF PER GALLON AVERAGE COVERAGE RATE
- Perfect Match For Our Basalt Panel Cable Tray Boards – 1 Panel coated completely, both sides requires 16 SF of coverage
- 16 sf requires approx. 1/2 gallon per panel to coat both sides
- Intumescent Product to be hand applied to basalt fire panel in the field – painted, rolled or sprayed in even coats, in one direction.
Firebarrier Latex Intumescent Paint
Specific Gravity: 1.32
pH Range: 8.0-8.5
Weight/Gal: 11.0 lbs (5.0 Kgs)*
Hazardous Ingredients: N/A
Volume Solids: 58.0% (+/- 2%)
Weight Solids: 60.0% (+/- 2%)
Viscosity: 10 K cPs (+/- 10%)
Flammability: Not Flammable
VOC. (LESS WATER): .01 GRAMS /LITRE (Nil)