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Finnester Coatings coating technology meets demanding fire protection parameters

RED coating solution for composite components prolongs ignition times, does not produce a flame when exposed to fire and withstand temperatures up to 1,000°C without losing structural integrity.

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RED ceramic fire protective coating.

Photo Credit: Finnester Coatings Oy

Finnester Coatings Oy (Lahti, Finland) introduces a ceramifying fire protective coating, RED, for composite components that reportedly covers all necessary fire protection parameters. RED can be applied directly and will not compromise the component’s product or its uniform structure.

When exposed to fire, Finnester Coatings say, the coating forms a ceramic shield which does not produce a flame. Unlike intumescent fire protection solutions, the ceramic shield keeps its fire-protective properties, even outdoors. RED also prolongs ignition times, and gives the substrate a low heat release rate, withstanding temperatures up to 1000°C without losing structural integrity. Additionally, protected again weather and vandalism, the solution offers users a smooth, glossy finish in a variety of colors.

RED-coated composites can be used for applications requiring IMO Part 5 in marine, EN 45545-2 HL1-3 for passenger rolling stock in all categories and EN 13501-1 class B for construction.