Sherwin-Williams has launched the next generation of its Firetex M90 series of passive fire protection coatings on the European market.
The high-performance intumescent coatings are intended to provide improved char strength with reduced dry film thickness, to protect against both hydrocarbon pool and jet fires. They have been subjected to 14 years’ water immersion testing to offer passive fire protection for up to four hours on structural steel, decks and bulkheads. Other new Firetex products include FX1002 and FX2002 intumescent coatings, suitable for a range of steel applications, and formulated to protect against fire for up to 120 minutes. Designed to be layered together to increase resistance, firerating upgrades can be achieved by applying more layers of coating, eliminating the need for multiple products for different protection periods.
Sherwin-Williams recently bought UK manufacturer Leighs Paints, which is now known as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA.