In E-Bulletin 40

Firestopping solutions start with Sika

Navigating the often-complex process of choosing the correct passive fire protection system for a project can be a challenge but Sika offers specifiers a range of in-house support services, including product guidance and technical support.

Sika’s comprehensive range of passive fire protection solutions can restore the fire resistance of walls and floors disrupted by linear seals, cavity barriers or penetration services. Sika’s experienced and qualified technical team are also on hand to help specifiers and specialist installers identify a clear and compliant passive firestopping strategy, including offering detailed technical evaluations for more complicated joint specifications.

These technical evaluations are offered free of charge and provide building owners with the reassurance of knowing that the specified passive fire protection products are fit for purpose, and fully compliant with the relevant building regulations. The evaluations also cover the classification of the passive fire protection system in terms of its integrity (E) and insulation (I), and the duration of fire and heat resistance it can offer.

Fully compliant with both national and international standards including EN 1366 and EN 13501, Sika’s extensive range comprises fire-resistant sealants, coatings, wraps, collars, fire boards, compounds and ablative pads for both linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire protection solutions have been created to meet the highest fire resistance requirements and are suitable for use across a number of sectors including high-rise residential and public-use projects such as hotels, schools and hospitals.