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New Structural Steel Coating Welcomed - 27/10/2014

The benefits of greater design flexibility and lower loadings across a diverse range of steel sections with reduced downtime offered by a new protective coating are being welcomed by the civil construction industry.


Developed for on-site application, the features of Sherwin-Williams’ breakthrough FIRETEX FX5062 is being seen as a new level in protective coating for this application.


The water-based thin-film intumescent coating satisfies the requirements of those customers who also want the highest performance with aesthetic and environmental considerations of design and offering protection of up to 60 minutes.


It can be applied through standard airless spray equipment including petrol-powered pumps as a high-build single coat designed for use in internal environments with a corrosivity category up to C2 (ISO12944 - 2: 2007). A top coat is not needed in a C1 environment.


Tested and assessed in accordance with BS476 - 20 & 21, the recently revised ASFP Yellow Book Rev. 5 and the fire protection testing protocol for cellular beams, FIRETEX FX5062 is accredited under the Certifire third party verification scheme.


Rick Perkins, FIRETEX Project Development Manager for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, said: “We are already receiving endorsement for this new approach to protective coating for the modern construction industry in Europe and wider afield.


“The high build and ease of application combined with market leading loadings mean there are real benefits with less downtime for project construction and maintenance of these structures when necessary.”


The FIRETEX FX5062 technology complements the range of FIRETEX products for all Passive Fire Protection requirements from Sherwin Williams, independently tested, verified and certified to the most stringent and up-to-date standards.

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