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D+D Education Series Webinar: Pre-manufactured Intumescent Castings for Architectural Applications

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Cost: FREE

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International Paint

International® is the leading brand of AkzoNobel’s Marine & Protective Coatings (M&PC) business unit. International has a proud history stretching back to 1881 and currently has operations in 60 countries worldwide and more than 5,500 employees.

The architectural community has a love/hate relationship with traditional spray applied intumescent coatings. Applied on-site, they offer a limited orange peel finish that contours to the underlying steel substrate. Costly and time-consuming rework is typically required to achieve the much sought after smooth, automotive body finish. Pre-manufactured intumescent castings deliver sharp, dramatic and bold finishes that enhance the fire safety, style, and aesthetics of exposed steel columns while complimenting any project schedule. The webinar will cover the basics of cast intumescent fireproofing, detail 10+yr case histories in Europe and provide potential alternative options to in-situ spray applied intumescent materials.


Bill Dempster, North America Fire Protection Market Manager
International Paint LLC

Bill Dempster is the North America Fire Protection Market Manager for International Paint LLC responsible for Chartek and Interchar brands. Bill's prior positions at International Paint were HVI Market Manager and Northeast Engineering Sales Manager. He has 25+ years experience in the protective coatings industry specializing in fire protection and pipeline coatings. Prior to joining International Paint, Bill held various technical and marketing positions with WR Grace and the Tyco Corrosion Protection Group. He is a member of CSI, SSPC, NACE and past Task Group Chair for ASTM E6.21.01 fireproofing standards. Bill holds one patent, has over 30 publications and presented at various conferences and seminars around the globe. Bill was awarded a BS in Environmental Sciences from Bemidji State University and remains active in local Brownsfield and Superfund Projects.

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Tagged categories: D+D; Fire; International Paint; Intumescent