Hempel launches one-stop coating solution for 60 minutes fire protection

7820790360 82a88f952d zHempel, a Denmark-based coatings manufacturer, has launched its new passive fire protection (PFP) coating

The manufacturer said that the Hempafire Pro 315 was developed to maintain the stability of steel structures in the event of a fire.

The coating was specifically designed with versatile application properties for improved efficiency and lower loads, significantly reducing paint consumption and drying times, the company said in a press release.

According to the company, the product will save asset owners both time and cost during construction and routine maintenance. The coating has been optimised for 60 minutes cellulosic fire protection and provides additional protection for up to 90 minutes.

It can be used for all types of steel profiles, from thin hollow tubes to large open columns and beams. This simplifies the specification process and reduces stock and operational costs. Thanks to the lower film thicknesses needed, this coating can achieve superior mechanical strength faster, reducing the risk of damage during handling and transportation, it added.

Hempel's Group Product Manager, Cellulosic PFP, Roger Soler, said, "Hempafire Pro 315 is quick and easy to apply to offer significant efficiencies to applicators as well-whether in shop or on-site. Due to its lower loadings and thinner film thicknesses, Hempafire Pro 315 significantly reduces drying times improving paint shop efficiency.”

“As a high-build coating, Hempafire Pro 315 can also be applied up to 1,600 microns in one coat, which means almost all steel sections can be covered with just one layer of intumescent coating. For on-site new-build application and repair, this gives you spray-and-go efficiency and quicker project completion times," he explained.

Artur Marques, CEO of off-site paintings applicators Nanosteel S.A, commented, "Due to the lower loadings of Hempafire Pro 315 we can now use less paint resulting in quicker drying times. This is a big advantage to our business as it will improve our delivery times, reduce project delays and maximise our overall productivity and throughput."

The product is said to be available in two versions, standard and fast-drying.

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