New Product Announcement: Fireproofing Coating
The Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of a new cellulosic fireproofing coating to provide critical fire protection on construction projects.
Offering a variety of easements for applicators applying long-term corrosion and fire protection to structural steel, the Firetex FX9502 is reported to be ASTM E119 approved and CAN-ULC-S101-certified for up to three hours of protection to structural steel in cellulosic fires. Firete FX9502 is also mesh-free, meaning it does not require fiberglass or carbon fiber reinforcement.
In addition, the new coating is a 100%-solids epoxy intumescent coating, which can be applied by trowel using single-leg airless or plural application methods.
Firetex FX9502 requires a lower dry film thickness and can be specified for a wide array of public buildings and structures, including hotels, convention centers, atriums, bridges, airports, transportation terminals, schools and gymnasiums. Its durability also makes it ideal for use in parking garages, warehouses and heavy-duty manufacturing facilities.
“Application efficiencies for fireproofing materials are critical to keeping building projects on schedule. Any delays related to the availability of coated structural steel can push timelines back and create construction bottlenecks,” said Max Tritremmel, Fire Protection Market Segment Director – Americas for Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine. “With faster applications and handling times, Firetex FX9502 gives applicators, general contractors and building owners the ability to keep construction projects moving without delay.”
The Firetex FX9502 coating can be applied either onsite or offsite, providing flexibility for project managers and project scheduling, and is reported to be highly resistant to damage and wear, meeting UL2431 durability requirements for cyclic weathering, impact, vibration, salt spray resistance and other key environmental factors.
To watch an application video of Firetex FX9502, click here.