Firefree88Water-based, nontoxic paint which acts as a true fire barrier by containing fires up to 2000° Fahrenheit to the room of origin. Firefree88 provides fire ratings on a variety of construction substrates.
The Firefree Coatings line of fire retardant and fire resistant coatings are...
- Water-based, intumescent coatings that can withstand extreme temperatures (up to 2000° Fahrenheit) for an extended time. Intumescence is heat caused expansion of the coatings away from the surface to which they were applied thus creating a new "wall", or fire barrier.
- A very cost effective method to provide fireproofing compared to traditional methods, which often require massive amounts of material and labor as well as extensive disruption to occupants.
Why are Firefree Coatings so unique?Firefree Coatings are unique because of their unmatched level of performance either as fire retardants or as fire resistants and, in some cases, both.
ASTM E-119 standard time/temperature curve and the ratings on assemblies are granted based on both the duration of the test (1 hour, 2 hours…) with temperatures up to 2300° Fahrenheit (Firefree88).
Firefree Coatings are the first and only coatings to pass the fire industry's most stringent tests for either fire retardancy and/or fire resistance.
As a fire retardant, Firefree Class A meets all of the ASTM E-84 Class A ratings, including the 30-minute extended, at the recommended application rates.
As a fire retardant, Fierfree88 was the first coating to pass the industry's most severe tests (UBC 26-3 / UBC 8-2 room corner tests) for a wide variety of materials, showing the ability to prevent vertical flame spread/flashover.
As a fire resistant, Firefree88 has also passed the industry's most stringent test (ASTM E-119) showing the ability to prevent fire penetration for up to two hours on a wide variety of materials. FF88 has been tested at accredited third party IAS fire testing laboratories, UL Classified per UL 723/ASTM E-84 on OSB and Douglas Fir and approved by Factory Mutual (FM Global).