The challenge for the company’s fire protection experts was the museum’s remarkable design, a joint-free assembly of 890 unique stainless steel and fibreglass fused panels fabricated using methods borrowed from the aviation industry. Sherwin-Williams technical experts selected the Phoenix 370-120H water-based intumescent coating rated for 120-minutes fire protection to apply on the museum structure. Fabricator was Eversendai.

“For specifiers, architects, developers and applicators, this is game-changing. Our comprehensive range of products and the substantial advances we have made in intumescent coating technology are delivering significant protection and operational benefits and options to our customers,” said Roger Williams, Market Director-FIRETEX, EMEAI & APAC at Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.

“Having strengthened the Sherwin-Williams network across the Middle East and Asia Pacific through last year’s acquisition of Phoenix, we are able to leverage our world-class technical expertise and global presence to offer more bespoke solutions to these regions than ever before.”

Since Sherwin-Williams acquired Phoenix Fire Protection Group a year ago, its offices in Dubai and Hong Kong have been fully integrated into the organisation to offer the full range of products including corrosion protection coatings, tank linings, resin flooring, pipeline solutions and the FIRETEX® range of passive fire protection intumescent coatings.

The specialist range of FIRETEX intumescent and insulation materials has been protecting assets worldwide for more than 15 years, with added visual appeal reflected in the finished building.

Sherwin-Williams fire protection coatings also come with the support of software including bespoke Fire Design Estimator (FDE) 2.0, which enables accurate calculations of coatings properties for complex projects.

Landmark projects using fire protection coatings delivered by Sherwin-Williams in EMEAI also include London’s The Shard, Azerbaijan’s Flame Towers and the Leadenhall Building, known as The Cheesegrater.


By Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings