Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark


Global coatings company Hempel recently announced via emailed release that its Hempafire Pro 400 coating has been certified in accordance with the EN13381-8 standard and granted the CE mark. The company reports that the passive fire protection coating maintains the stability of steel structures in the event of a cellulosic fire for 90 to 120 minutes.

According to the release, Hempafire Pro 400 is fully compatible with Hempfire Pro 315, which is optimized for 30- and 60-minute fire durations. Both products are third party certified according to EN 13381-8/9 and BS-476 20/21, and third party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are available.

Passive fire protection (PFP) coatings insulate steel against high heat, which extends the steel’s load-bearing capacity if a fire breaks out. This provides valuable extra time for evacuation and emergency response.

Hempel reports that its Hempafire Pro intumescent coatings have already proved their success to the PFP industry thanks to the exceptionally low thicknesses required to protect steel. This also reportedly results in reduced total paint consumption, fewer coats to apply and protection delivered in shorter process times.

“We’re very pleased to make Hempafire Pro 400 available to customers that require the EN 13381-8 standard and CE mark. After a very successful launch last year in the UK and Middle East with the BS-476 standard, we can now provide the same cost advantages and project efficiencies to customers in mainland Europe,” commented Hempel’s Group Product Manager, Cellulosic PFP, Roger Soler.

“Moreover, during this last year we have also further improved the BS-476 loadings at two hours and we received an Environmental Product Declaration. Thanks to the reduced quantity of paint needed in a project, Hempafire Pro 400 can contribute to reducing the PFP-related carbon footprint of buildings.”

The Hempafire Pro products are available in Europe, Africa, Middle East, South and East Asia, and Central America. They are also offered in fast dry versions to reportedly provide the best application results in different climatic conditions.

Additionally, they can be used as a single solution for most common steel sections for both in-shop or onsite applications, or in Type X exterior conditions and C4-High according to ISO 12944.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; Business operations; Certifications and standards; Coating Materials; Coating Materials; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Fire-resistive coatings; Hempel; Intumescent; Latin America; North America; Passive Fire Protection; Program/Project Management; Steel; Z-Continents

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