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Leighs Paints has launched a new water based intumescent coating for on site use known as FX5002.

This latest addition to the company’s Firetex range is said to have noticeably lower loadings and European certificate (EN13381).

In the event of a fire, FX5002 reacts and produces a thick foam coating that insulates the steel frames of buildings, giving people ample time to evacuate.

Bob Glendenning, Leighs Paints Manager for Fire Protection said the product is expected to take a significant share of the market for materials applied on site where safe working is clearly aided by the water based nature of this coating.

“It’s also user friendly as it is TCEP-free,” Mr Glendenning said. “Many water based products do contain this carcinogenic substance,” he added.

Good performance improvements can also be seen as the low film thicknesses can achieve required fire ratings.

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