A specialist fire-resistance coating has been approved for use with concrete structures, offering important advances in safety and time of construction projects.
Specifically developed by Sherwin-Williams to allow easy and fast airless spray application on structural steel, FIRETEX FX5120 is a water-based intumescent coating that now brings major benefits to contractors needing to protect concrete.
With substantial weight and space savings, the coating offers approval under EN 13381 Part 3 for concrete structures. Fire resistance for concrete should be considered at design stage, as it can often be difficult and expensive to increase fire resistance once a concrete structure is complete.
Tests show that 1.5mm of FX5120 can increase the fire resistance of a concrete structure by as much as 35mm of concrete.