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.

SUMMARY

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.

RECOMMENDED USES

SAFE, DECORATIVE FIRE PROTECTION:
Use as directed on interior surfaces such as sheetrock, plywood, paneling to create fireproof surfaces with fire ratings in excess of 2 hours.

FUNCTIONAL FIRE PROTECTION:
Use to line electric enclosures, storage sheds and cargo areas where internal fire must be contained to prevent spreading.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

VEHICLE TYPE : Synthetic latex

PIGMENTATION : Color and proprietary ingredients

COLORS : Standard White

FINISH : Matte

THINNER : Not Required

CLEANER : Water

MIXING RATIO : One component material – ready to use

FLASH POINT : Over 200° F (Closed Cup)

SOLIDS BY VOLUME : 43.7% (theoretical)

SOLIDS BY WEIGHT : 56.2%

WET FILM THICKNESS : 8 mils (203 microns) per coat

DRY FILM THICKNESS : 7 mils (178 microns) per coat, 14 mils total reqd.

SPREADING RATE/GAL :  200 sq.ft./gal per coat – 2 coats required

DRY TIME, (Handling) : 14 hrs light, 24 hours heavy @ 77° F

APPLICATION METHOD :  Brush, Roller, Spray (recommended)

SHELF LIFE : 24 Months minimum

STORAGE CONDITIONS : Normal, avoid freezing

SHIPPING :  Non-Hazmat, Not Regulated

APPLICATION NOTES

SURFACE PREPARATION:

No special surface preparation beyond normal good practice for interior latex paints is required. Residues of greasy or oily materials will impair adhesion and may impair fire-resisting qualities if present in sufficient quantity.

MIXING:

FIRE-NOT451  is supplied in five or one gallon containers at ready-to-use consistency. Although the product has excellent resistance to separation and settling in storage it is recommended to stir thoroughly before using.

CURING:

FIRE-NOT451  dries like ordinary latex paints. Allow 5 days for full curing and complete development of its physical properties.

OVERCOATING:

The second coat of FIRE-NOT451  may be applied as soon as the first is dry to touch, typically in 1 – 2 hours depending on temperature and ventilation. A topcoat of any desired high quality acrylic or alkyd material may be applied with impairing its intumescent qualities.

APPLICATION:

Use any good quality brushes or rollers taking care to apply heavy film thicknesses. If necessary apply an additional coat in order to build the dry film thickness to 14 mils minimum.

Spray application is preferred, any airless spray unit delivering fluid at a minimum pressure of 1,200 psi (82 bar) through a 21 thou” (0.021”) tip will be adequate and will yield a smooth, professional application.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL DATA:

SPECIFIC GRAVITY :  1.29
pH RANGE : 8.0 – 8.5
WHMIS Class : Not Controlled
VOC (LESS WATER) : 24.4 Grams/Liter


WE URGE YOU TO READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) BEFORE USING AND TO CALL THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY, INC., AS NECESSARY FOR ADVICE OR INFORMATION BEFORE ANY ACTUAL OR CONTEMPLATED APPLICATION.

SAFETY: This is a hazardous material if misused. Read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before use.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: The technical data given herein has been compiled for your help and guidance and is based upon our experience and knowledge. However, as we have no control over the use to which this information is put, no warranty, express or implied, is intended or given. We assume no responsibility whatsoever for coverage, performance or damages, including injuries resulting from use of this information or of products recommended herein.

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