In E-Bulletin 38

World-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempafire Pro 400, a new passive fire protection coating that maintains the stability of steel structures in the event of a fire for up to 120 minutes.

Hempel launched Hempafire Pro 315 in 2018, which provides 60 minutes’ cellulosic fire protection and market-leading dry film thicknesses. Now, with the launch of Hempafire Pro 400 under BS 476 20/21, Hempel has extended the range to include fire protection for 90 and 120 minutes.

Hempel’s Group Product Manager, Cellulosic PFP, Roger Soler, says:

“Our Hempafire Pro range of products have proven to be very attractive for applicators and specifiers. The low loadings help to reduce both the total paint consumption and the number of coats required. This means our intumescent coating dries faster than similar coatings, which helps to speed up project completion. Since we launched Hempafire Pro 315, our customers have asked for a coating with similar properties and certified for a 90-minute fire duration. We developed Hempafire Pro 400 to meet this need.”

With Hempel’s Hempafire Pro coatings, the same product can be used for all steel profile types – in both in-shop and on-site applications. They can be used in exterior conditions and corrosion environments up to C4, according to ISO 12944.

Both Hempafire Pro 315 and Hempafire Pro 400 are available in two versions, standard and fast-drying. Hempafire Pro 400 is now launched in the UK and other countries where BS-476 is accepted.