Used as an intumescent coating for use on surfaces ranging from wood to electrical enclosures. Surface in contact with fire will swell to almost 50 times original thickness sealing gaps between coatings up to ¼”.
FIRE RESISTANT INTUMESCENT LATEX PAINT
FIRE-NOT™ 451 is based on a proprietary blend of synthetic polymer latex and non-hazardous active ingredients. This unique formulation responds to flame and high heat by swelling into a thick, thermal insulating covering which seals the substrate from damage.
Until activation by damaging heat FIRE-NOT™ 451 looks just like an ordinary latex paint. Once activated however, it swells to almost 50 times its original thickness becoming a fireproof blanket over sheetrock, wood or almost any other construction surface.
The protective blanket seals the substrate from both heat and oxygen thus eliminating two of the three components necessary for combustion. Gaps up to about .” in the FIRE-NOT™ 451 coating are quickly sealed as the coating swells; smoke generation during this process is minimal.