Jotun Australia announces the release of an industry-leading thin film passive fire protection coating that provides up to 180 minutes of protection against cellulosic fire in infrastructure buildings.
The Steelmaster 1200WF is a highly efficient intumescent coating added recently to Jotun’s Steelmaster range.
Developed to meet the challenging demands for passive fire protection (PFP), the Steelmaster 1200WF is engineered to protect structural steel in public buildings such as airports, hotels, train stations, schools, stadiums and malls. The thin-film, water-borne product allows more surface area to be covered with less paint, reducing application time and cost.
Steelmaster 1200WF completes Jotun’s range of PFP products, enabling the company to strengthen its position within the thin film PFP market.
Describing the Steelmaster 1200WF as a milestone for the company, Jotun’s Product Manager Barbara Logan explains that a major objective during development was to create a product that provided longer protection against fire for large buildings, helping customers reduce both project costs and environmental impact. The extensive development, testing and verification process has helped Steelmaster 1200WF achieve excellent results with up to 180 minutes of fire protection.
Independent benchmark testing confirms that Steelmaster 1200WF offers the industry’s best fire protection for columns, beams and circular and rectangular hollows, worldwide.
Steelmaster 1200WF has passed all relevant tests and approvals by Certifire, an independent third party certification scheme internationally recognised for ensuring the quality, performance, durability and traceability of fire protection products.
Jotun is a long-term member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) that represents and supports the activity of the fire industry in all forms of ‘built-in’ fire protection. Jotun is also active in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organisation committed to a sustainable future.
Logan explains that Steelmaster 1200WF is developed to help improve environmental performance, consistent with Jotun’s GreenSteps programme, without compromising on quality or durability. Steelmaster 1200WF does not include Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) and has very low VOC content, helping owners comply with environmental standards without compromising on quality.
Steelmaster 1200WF product is also compatible with a range of Jotun primers and topcoats.