Sherwin-Williams promises 20 years durability with new coating

Breakthroughnew levels of protection for steel structuresSherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings assures up to 20 years durability with its latest intumescent coating in the Middle East region

The new coating dubbed FIRETEX FX6002 will offer a combination of durability and fast curing in most environments even without the need to apply a top coat, the company said. The most significant benefit of this new product, however, is the speed of curing-hard dry and handling times may be as fast as one hour, it added.

Bob Glendenning, global fire engineering manager for the company, said, “With the substantial advances we have made in intumescent coating technology, we can offer a broader range of benefits and options than ever before whether you’re an architect, a developer or an applicator. In modern construction, speed of build is critical and this product contributes to that goal.”

“This is game-changing technology and allows for transport of steelwork within hours as compared to days currently for conventional water-based, solvent-based and epoxy-based products,” he added.

“Projects carried out using the original FX6000 product found vastly reduced damage on shop-painted steelwork once erected. The new FX6002 retains this mechanical durability while at the same reducing the required film thickness, again reducing holistic project cost due to lower material requirements and greatly reduced site touch-up requirements,” Glendenning concluded.

For in-shop applicators of intumescent fire protection, FX6002 has Volatile Organic Content (VOC) levels comparable with many of today’s water-based intumescent products; it also dries to leave a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish, according to the company.

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