Sherwin-Williams offers single-leg spray solution with FIRETEX® FX6010 launch
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has expanded its award-winning intumescent passive fire protection range for structural steel with the launch of FIRETEX® FX6010.
Bolton, UK (October 13, 2022) – Now available across the UK and Europe, the new intumescent coating enhances the FIRETEX FX6000 range to allow for greater versatility in application, with FX6010 able to be applied by standard single-leg spray equipment, helping applicators to embrace the FIRETEX range with existing equipment.
Our FIRETEX range is changing the dynamic of passive fire protection and is already being used to protect buildings across Europe. By adding our new FX6010 system into the range, we can offer greater flexibility in its use, meaning applicators can use their original single-spray equipment and still benefit from the quick curing, durability and fire protection benefits.
To enable use of a more standard application method, FX6010 also offers extended pot life and working time, offering greater flexibility in use, while still maintaining durability and quick curing qualities in as little as three hours.
Once applied in shop or on site, FX6010 can be exposed to weather after four hours, while its mechanically toughened qualities ensure reduced damage during installation, and in excess of 25 years in service life with an appropriate topcoat.
Once installed, FX6010 also offers up to 120 minutes fire protection and can be exposed to C5 high corrosive environments if installed with correct primers and topcoats.
The qualities of FX6010 make it ideal for high value infrastructure projects such as sports arenas, schools, hospitals, transport hubs and office blocks.
Carl Burrell, Global Product Director – Fire, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, said: “Our FIRETEX range is changing the dynamic of passive fire protection and is already being used to protect buildings across Europe.
“By adding our new FX6010 system into the range, we can offer greater flexibility in its use, meaning applicators can use their original single-spray equipment and still benefit from the quick curing, durability and fire protection benefits.
“The benefits of this technology make it ideal for large transport, commercial and public buildings, which require structural fire protection as well as long lasting aesthetics for exposed steelwork, particularly due to its quick curing capabilities for faster project completion and strong durability.”
The new coating system complements the Sherwin-Williams range of FIRETEX intumescent coatings, including FX6002 which was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021 thanks to its ultra-fast drying capabilities – making it possible for steelwork to be transported in a matter of hours, leading to fewer bottlenecks and faster project completion.
Projects using fire protection coatings offered by Sherwin-Williams in EMEAI include London’s The Shard and the Leadenhall Building, known as The Cheesegrater; Azerbaijan’s Flame Towers; the UnipolSai tower in Milan and the Y-Towers in Amsterdam.
For more information on the FIRETEX range, visit the Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine website.
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