Dulux and Fireshield form a new partnership
Dulux Protective Coatings has partnered with Fireshield Coatings to supply intumescent coating systems into Australia and New Zealand for both interior structural steel and timber surfaces. The Fireshield Intumescent technology has a 30-year history of providing passive fire protection and is now supplied via Dulux ANZ who are also offering specification and technical support.
The Fireshield Coatings range can be used to achieve an equivalent of a group 1 surface rating for timber based substrates in a clear, white wash or opaque white finish. The range also consists of 2 coating systems that can achieve a fire-resistance level (FRL) of up to 90 minutes for interior structural steel. When exposed to high temperatures caused by fire, the Fireshield coatings intumesce to create a protective thermal barrier which insulates and slows the rate of temperature increase in the underlying substrate, allowing more time for occupants to escape and firefighting to occur.
Fireshield products available to provide passive fire protection for your project:
- Fireshield TimberClear 1FR is a water and solvent based clear intumescent coating system designed for use on interior timber wall and ceiling surfaces and is available in a matt or semi-gloss finish.
- Fireshield TimberWhite 2FR is a waterborne intumescent coating with a matt white finish for use on interior timber wall and ceiling surfaces. This product can be top coated with Dulux Wash & Wear for a more durable finish in a large range of colours.
- Fireshield Timber Whitewash is a waterborne intumescent coating with a whitewash finish for use on interior timber wall and ceiling surfaces. This product can be sealed with an approved Dulux clear top coat for a more durable surface.
- Fireshield Architectural White 4FR is a waterborne intumescent coating with a white finish for use on interior structural steel, with a fire-resistance level of up to 90 minutes. This product provides a smooth white architectural finish. For use with approved specified Dulux Protective Coatings products.
As an exclusive partner of Dulux nationwide, the Fireshield products can be paired with approved Dulux primers and topcoats to deliver the Dulux World of Colour. For more product information, please visit the Fireshield website. For technical information contact our Dulux intumescent technical consultant in Australia via our contact us page.