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Hempel Adds 2 Intumescents for Steel

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Hempel has launched a new range of intumescent coatings for passive fire protection of steel structures.

The launch thus expands Hempel’s range of protective coatings to include both fire protection and corrosion protection. Hempel says it can now offer “a full package coating solution” for protecting public buildings, stadiums, airports and other structures.

2 New Coatings

The first two products in the intumescent line—Hempacore One and Hempacore One FD—are one-component, solvent-borne, acrylic coatings that provide up to 120 minutes of protection in cellulosic fires and have performed well in official fire tests, according to Hempel.

 Hempel has added two intumescent coatings to its portfolio.
Hempel has added two intumescent coatings to its portfolio.

Hempacore One is specified for on-site applications; Hempacore One FD is specified for off-site applications and is formulated to provide a very fast drying time.

“Previously, many customers have chosen Hempel primers and topcoats because they offer superior corrosion protection and application benefits, but they have then been forced to go to a second supplier for their intumescent coatings,” said Lars Risum, business development manager for passive fire protection at Hempel. “Now they can get the full solution from us, which will make the specification and application process easier.”

More Intumescents Planned

The new products are just the first in Hempel’s new intumescent range, and the company developing more. Last year, the company announced significant expansion of its R&D effort into intumescent coatings.

Both Hempacore One and Hempacore One FD are approved to the European standard EN13381-8 and are currently available in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the UK, Greece, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Belgium. They will soon be rolled out elsewhere.

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Tagged categories: Acrylic; Fire-resistive coatings; Hempel; Intumescent; Single component coatings

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