New Passive Fire Protection Coating

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempafire Pro 400, a new passive fire protection coating that maintains the stability of steel structures in the event of a fire for up to 120 minutes and has been optimised for maximum efficiency in the loadings for a 90-minute duration.

Passive fire protection (PFP) coatings insulate steel during a fire, which extends the steel’s load-bearing capacity and gives valuable extra time for evacuation and emergency response. According to the company, their Hempafire Pro intumescent PFP coatings are known for their low loadings, which can improve project efficiency.  These coatings can be used for all steel profile types – for both in-shop and on-site applications. They can be used in exterior conditions and corrosion environments up to C4 according ISO 12944. The Hempafire Pro 400 is available in two versions, standard and fast drying. Other attributes according to the company are, excellent aesthetic appearance when correctly applied, excellent application properties – designed with applicators in mind, and it can be applied up to 1,600 microns DFT in one coat to minimise the number of coats required.

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