Sansin Coating Passes ASTM Standards
In a recent press release, global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) announced that its FireStop97 flame spread protection conforms to ASTM E84, ASTM E2768 and Canadian Standard CAN/ULC-S102-10.
“We are pleased to see our FireStop97 meet the expanded requirements for wood-based construction,” said Caroline March-Long, Sansin’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “Our non-toxic, intumescent interior coating can now help the industry meet more stringent flame spread requirements.”
Recent testing of the coating material at an accredited fire testing facility in Texas found that Firestop97 meets the requirements of ASTM E2768 Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials – 30 minute Tunnel Test.
Specifically, the fire-test-response standard evaluates a coating’s ability to limit the surface spread of flame for a 30-minute period. To rate the coating’s performance, the test uses the apparatus and procedure of Test Method E84.
In passing the standard requirements, FireStop97 can be used as part of an Alternate Means and Methods to omit sprinklers per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 Standard.
Sansin notes that its FireStop97 is available in white, pastel or light-colored wood tones. It is designed for use as a self-priming paint for wood substrates including SPF plywood, Oriented Strand Board, wood trusses, glue laminated/cross laminated timbers, constructions studs and many assemblies where improved fire retardant is required.