Using intumescent paint can not only save the structural integrity of a building in the event of a fire, it can also save lives.
At ambient temperatures, Intumescent Coatings on structural steel will remain stable and unreactive. At very high temperatures, such as the ones caused in the event of a fire, the heat triggers a chemical reaction which causes the Intumescent Coating to expand.
By the time the reaction is complete, the paint will have expanded to many times its original thickness and turned into a foam-like, insulating coating called the ‘char’. The char insulates the steel, protecting it from the high temperatures which may put the building in danger of structural failure.
Intumescent Coatings will also reduce the flammability of painted timber or masonry, slowing down flame spread in the event of a fire.
Corecut Fire Protection's Intumescent Coatings use paint from leading manufacturers. It is applied in state-of-the-art airless spray units, ensuring the highest quality of structural protection.
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