Akzo Nobel presents new fire protection system for wooden facades

Akzo Nobel has presented a new fire protection system for wooden facades. Key component is an ultra-effective fire-retardant primer.

Wooden facade of a house with windows.
Wooden facades should be proected against fire. Image source: TheUjulala / Pixabay. -

 As the company tells, ths system offers exceptional fire resistance and major improvements in production efficiency.

The company’s Marketing Segment Director for Wood Coatings, Anthony Woods, tells that the key component to the new system is an ultra-effective fire-retardant primer. “Thanks to its excellent application properties, as little as 250g per square meter is needed to create an even and attractive appearance,” he explains. “Which means around 29% less primer is required than is the case with comparable products.”

Coating dries in less than two hours

Approved in Europe in line with the required standards for reaction to fire, ignitability and durability, the system is classified as B, the highest fire-retardant rating that can be expected for an organic material such as wood.

The coating – which dries in less than two hours – is suitable for airless and air-assisted high pressure spraying in a production line environment, with no additional investment in special spraying equipment required.

Image source: Pixabay.

Event tip

At the European Coatings Seminar on 22 May im Amsterdam you will discover the underlying chemistries of fire-retardant coatings. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of current European fire standards and laws.

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