Coating Manufacturer Releases New Fire Protectant
Hempel launches Hempafire Pro 400 designed for 90 minutes of cellulosic fire protection.
Coatings manufacturer, Hempel, launched Hempafire Pro 400, a new passive fire protection coating that is designed to maintain the stability of steel structures in the event of a fire for up to 120 minutes and has been optimized 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 extra time for evacuation and emergency response.
Hempel launched Hempafire Pro 315 in 2018, which is designed for 60 minutes cellulosic fire protection. Now, with the launch of Hempafire Pro 400, Hempel has stated to extended the range to include fire protection for 90 and 120 minutes.
Hempel’s Group Product Manager, Cellulosic PFP, Roger Soler, says, “The low loadings help to reduce both the total paint consumption and the number of coats required. This, in turn, means our intumescent coatings dry faster than similar coatings, which helps to speed up project completion times.”
With Hempel’s Hempafire Pro coatings, the same product 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 to ISO 12944.
Both Hempafire Pro 315 and Hempafire Pro 400 are available in two versions, standard and fast drying.
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