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International Paint Introduces Firesthetics

Published July 14, 2010
International Paint has introduced Firesthetics, designed to protect commercial steel structures―without compromising architectural integrity and vision. A unique fusion of science and art, Firesthetics provides customized fire protection solutions for exposed steel designs using Interchar intumescent technology. The intumescent material produces a “charring” effect when exposed to high heat, which creates a protective barrier to the steel beneath. The strength of this barrier is achieved by the formulation’s adhesion to steel surfaces, ultra-strong durability and fast cure rate. Interchar’s inherent durability and mechanical resistance permits it to be fabrication shop applied in as little as two coats―thereby producing a more quality-controlled application, while virtually eliminating the complex, labor-intensive process of applying fireproofing material at the construction site. Together, these performance characteristics provide up to four hours of fire protection, thus preventing steel infrastructures from collapsing prematurely, and allowing building occupants more time to evacuate safely, according to the company.
Now, Firesthetics architectural fire protection capitalizes on Interchar’s malleability to provide factory manufactured columns that conform to any steel surface shape or finish upon curing, to deliver sharp, dramatic and bold finishes that enhance the fire safety, style and aesthetics of interior and exterior spaces. Ideal for new construction or retrofit projects, the pre-formed molds are filled with the epoxy intumescent material in a factory manufacturing environment, allowed to cure, then removed from the molds. The molded sections are then bonded to the steel―similar to installing ceramic wall tiles―using the same epoxy intumescent material. Upon final cure in the field, the surface is buffed and a topcoat application completes the installation. The process also contributes toward LEEDS credits.
Also, International Paint has launched a sustainable approach to commercial fire protection with Interchar 1120. The low VOC, HAPS-free, waterborne thin-film intumescent coating is specially formulated to protect interior exposed structural steel. Combined with field-applied waterborne primers and topcoats, Interchar 1120 provides a complete LEED-compliant package for any commercial project.

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