Firefree Class A (“FfA”) can improve fire protection for structures exposed to wildfires and bushfires. FfA has passed the ASTM E84 30 Minute Extented testing, thus meeting the industry standard for non–combustibility. This standard, which is used to rate fire retardant treated lumber, involves measuring a product’s ability to slow down horizontal flame spread and smoke development.
The Firefree Exterior Topcoat (“FfE”) is a proprietary coating designed to improve the durability of FfA when used in exterior applications. FfA, when covered by FfE, provides a system designed to provide fire retardant benefits, per ASTM E-84 30 Minute Extended, in exterior applications (walls, sidings, eaves, soffits), thus improving fire protection for structures exposed to wildfires and bushfires.
Wildfires predominantly occur in the Wildland Urban Interface (“WUI”) which is a geographic location where structures and flammable vegetation merge in a wildfire-prone environment, resulting in fires devastating to both lives and properties. WUI areas include all structures either built or being built in low to highly forested areas or low to highly vegetated areas including high density housing areas.
Firefree Coatings, Inc. is the leading developer of cost efficient fire retardant and fire resistant technologies that help prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases during a fire, thus giving time to occupants to evacuate and protecting the rest of the property from fire. FfA is tested at third party accredited International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories and is listed by ICC-ES. Firefree Coatings is a member of NPFA, ICC and ASTM E-05 Committee.
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