Heat Resistant Coatings
Heat Resistant Coatings

Fire Resistant Coatings For Wood & Metal

Kortec offer heat/fire resistant systems for the protection of both wood and metal. There are typically very critical requirements affecting this type of coating, and we understand the importance of total clarity regarding the specification and protection needed in each situation. There are several categories that fall under this general classification.

Fire Resistant Coatings For Wood & Metal

Intumescent

These coatings form a layer of protective substance which works by chemical reaction generated by heat, resulting in swelling and formation of an insulating layer on the surface. This method is typically used on structural steel, although there are systems available for timber and other situations.
The system used and film weights required are dependent on the protection time required (according to BS 476 Part 20 & 21 - normally 30, 60 or 90 minutes), and the dimensions, exposure and location of the item coated.

Intumescent
Spread of Flame

Spread of Flame

This covers a class of coatings that restrict the spread of flame across a coated surface to a specified level. These are commonly used on furniture or fittings in public or communal areas such as airports, shops or shared accommodation. Typical substrates are MDF or wood substrates, but systems are also available for metal.
Standards such as BS476 (Part 6 & 7) Class 1 or 0, or Euro Class B or C are usually selected by architects, and detail the specification required for each project.

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Fire Retardant Paint

This usually relates to metal products that are subject to high heat levels during their life, such as exhaust systems, pipes or valves carrying hot liquids etc. The temperatures experienced, length of temperature cycles and environmental protection required all affect the choice of system. The coatings are usually thin-film products to reduce heat build-up within the film, and where possible primers are not used as this normally reduces the heat resistance of the film.

 

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Kortec Systems

We regularly supply products from the following ranges:

  • Jotun -  Steelmaster intumescent range: 60WB, 60/120, 1200WF etc
  • Sayerlack - polyurethane clear/pigmented system: TU22 and TZ22 in various gloss levels
  • Envirograf - HW, QVFR and ES ranges
  • Bollom and Thermoguard - all standard ranges

Our team will guide you through the system options available for any specification, as there are a wide variety of benefits and drawbacks that result from  the additives that form the protection.
We recognise that any fire/heat protection treatment is a crucial process, and  will ensure that you have all the calculations, application training and certification necessary to ensure that you can meet the specification accurately and efficiently.

Whatever your needs, we can help. Call us now on 0333 123 8747 or send us an email.