Firefree has developed a retrofit solution (and filed a patent application) for the fire protection of both the interior and exterior of high-rise buildings utilizing combustible cladding.
This solution will not require an extensive retrofitting of the entire exterior cladding, in that no removal or replacement of the existing panels is required, effective fire protection is provided to both the inside and exterior, whether or not the building is protected with automatic sprinklers, and the exterior appearance of the building is not altered. This solution can be implemented in a timely, cost efficient manner without major displacement or disruption of the building occupants, or disruption of the building’s daily operations.
This approach focuses on the protection, utilizing Firefree 88, an intumescent coating on both the exterior and interior of the building. Applying Firefree 88 on the exterior of the building would protect the existing cladding from ignition from interior and exterior sources and would prevent the fire from spreading to other floors. Applying FF88 on specific walls and ceilings on the interior of the building would prevent interior fires to spread within the building within a floor or between floors, eventually reaching the exterior and the cladding.
Firefree 88 can also be used in the manufacturing of new cladding panels resulting in non-combustible cladding with the same insulation quality and cost effective manufacturing.
For further information, please contact at [email protected], (888-990-3388) (+1 415-459-6488), www.firefree.com.