Flamarest 1600 BTX was developed to meet the requirement for a tough, durable intumescent interior and exterior epoxy coating. It is designed to respond quickly to provide short-time fire protection. This coating can be used in many industrial applications where other intumescent coatings cannot withstand the environmental exposure. It has been evaluated and tested extensively for marine use on ships and boats. The basic resin system/intumescent agents were developed for cook-off protection on Navy rocket launchers and the material has undergone extensive environmental testing. Polyester (fiberglass), various types of plastics, aluminum alloys, and steel are the most common substrates protected by Flamarest 1600 BTX. Virtually all field applications have been sprayed as this produces the best appearance at the lowest labor cost. Conventional air atomized spray equipment can be used to apply these high solids content coating systems. The three component catalyzed epoxy resin fuses into a tough porcelain-like shield that protects the substrate while providing a highly efficient thermal barrier against flame and heat. Most substrates can be protected in one application of 10-30 mils (254-762 microns). The cured film is beige in color.
- Delivery Method
- One kit is 60 ft² for a 20 mil (508 microns) dry coat. Shrinkage during cure is about 20-30%. Coverage rate will depend on desired coating thickness, spray technique, equipment used, surface roughness and surface temperature.
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