Hempel enriches its intumescent range

14 May 2016

New waterborne solution now available

Following the successful 2012 launch of HEMPACORE passive fire protection, Hempel is delighted to introduce HEMPACORE AQ 48860, a waterborne solution that completes Hempel’s intumescent range in Europe. HEMPACORE AQ can be offered where strict VOC regulations apply, for applications such as schools, hospitals, stadiums, airports and public buildings.

HEMPACORE AQ 48860 complements Hempel’s existing intumescent range that consists of the solvent-borne HEMPACORE ONE 43600 for on-site application and HEMPACORE ONE FD 43601, the fast drying version - for off-site application, both providing 120 minutes of protection against cellulosic fires.

HEMPACORE AQ 48860 is a chlorine-free coating, providing efficient fire protection of open beams and steel profiles for up to 60 minutes in cellulosic fires, according to European standard: EN 13381-8. It is suitable for indoor exposure in C2 environments for new construction and maintenance, and can be applied off-site (in-shop) or on-site by airless spray or brush. HEMPACORE AQ 48860 also features low DFT and fast drying times, to give decreased total application time. It is VOC-free to conform to regulatory demands and CE marked in accordance to ETAG 018 part 2.

HEMPACORE products have recently benefited several prestigious projects, such as the high-speed train station in Vigo, Spain, where the huge structure is protected from fire by HEMPACORE ONE. Ignifugacions Generals, fire protection applicators in Spain, chose HEMPACORE ONE for this project due to the efficiency and excellent application properties, which meant that only a small amount of product was needed to achieve the stipulated fire protection value and that it could be applied at up to 1500 micron per coat.

Anton de Castro, Hempel Group Product Manager, explained that Ignifugaciones were very pleased with the results, thanks to HEMPACORE’s short re-coat time and overcoating intervals as well as its high durability, which means it can be exposed for over 6 months during construction before a topcoat being applied.

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United Kingdom

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