Steel Intumescent Made for Fast Cure


A new fire-protective coating for steel structures promises one-hour drying and high durability.

The "ultra rapid drying process" of Firetex FX6000 from Sherwin-Williams speeds up projects and output while offering durability up to 20 years, the company says.

The intumescent coating is designed to also offer improved adhesion and hardness to steel beams, columns and braces used in major building projects.

The fire protection performance of the patented Firetex FX6000 technology is independently certified under Exova Warringtonfire’s Certifire scheme; in durability testing under ETAG 18 Part 2, it meets the requirements for Type X, internal, semi-exposed and exposed locations, the manufacturer says.

The coating is designed for steel beams, columns and braces used in major building projects.

“This technology means there is a much faster throughput in the shop, less mechanical handling damage and the potential to save costs on heating in the shop," said Rick Perkins, Firetex Project Development Manager for Sherwin-Williams's protective and marine EMEA market, where the coating is being launched.

“We have listened to our customers who want quicker drying times to speed up projects and make further project efficiencies.”

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Tagged categories: Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Fire-resistive coatings; Intumescent; Passive Fire Protection; Protective Coatings; Sherwin-Williams; Steel

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