Fire retardant coating systems
TEKNOS FR FACADE & TEKNOS FR PANEL

During a fire intumescent paint swells to form a protective foam layer, which partially uses energy during foaming and partially insulates the underlying wood from fire. The wood turns to charcoal, but without igniting.

Fire retardant coatings for wood

Teknos fire retardant coatings, intumescent primers and paints, are waterborne and can be applied to any wood-based substrate through a traditional coating process. Our solution will ensure that your sustainable wood material meets the most stringent fire safety standards without compromising its appearance or cost.

How fire retardant coating works

During a fire, fire retardant coating swells to form a protective foam layer, which partially uses energy during foaming and partially insulates the underlying wood from fire. Fire retardant treated wood provides benefits like a significantly slower ignition time, less smoke production, and no flaming droplets. Fire retardant treatment for wood gives people more time to escape a fire.

How to choose fire retardant coating

Teknos actively provides technical support and training to clients. We can advise you on the most appropriate fire-retardant solution for your needs, technical application, conforming to regulations, testing, quality assurance systems, certification, training and project management. To learn more about how Teknos fire retardant coatings can boost the safety, appearance, and sustainability of your projects, please contact us.

Fire retardant coating systems and classification

We continually perform full testing to ensure our products meet all relevant official fire standards and maintain regular, close contact with relevant worldwide institutes.

TEKNOS FR FACADE is a fire-retardant coating system for interior and exterior use. It is suitable for timber cladding, panels, ceilings, boards etc. It allows the use of wood in projects where rigorous fire safety is required, in built-up areas and on tall buildings.

TEKNOS FR PANEL is a fire-retardant coating system for non-weathered wood and wood-based surfaces.

Fire regulation is for people to be able to leave the building before a fire spreads. Construction products and building elements are classified according to their characteristics with reference to reaction to fire and/or resistance to fire.

TEKNOS FR FACADE for exterior or interior use 

Fire-retardant primer  TEKNOSAFE 2407 White ≥350 g/m2
Topcoat NORDICA EKO 3330 White <150 g/m2

 

TEKNOS FR PANEL for non-weathered surfaces - all colours

  1-layer system   2-layers system  
Fire-retardant primer  TEKNOSAFE FLAME GUARD 2467-10 ≥200 g/m2 TEKNOSAFE FLAME GUARD 2467-10 ≥200 g/m2
Topcoat    

TEKNOSAFE FLAME PROTECT 2468-00

<80 g/m

 

TEKNOS FR PANEL for non-weathered opaque surfaces - all colours

  1-layer system   2-layers system  
Fire-retardant primer  TEKNOSAFE FLAME GUARD 2457-10 ≥ 250 g/m2 TEKNOSAFE FLAME GUARD 2457-10 ≥ 250 g/m2
Topcoat    

TEKNOCOAT AQUA 1864-62 

OR

UVILUX 651-14120

< 50 g/m2

 

< 11 g/m2

Classifications for these FR coating systems

Classification B-s1, d0 according to EN13501-1
B-s1,d0  is the best reaction to fire classification for organic materials: (difficult to ignite, no / hardly any smoke production, no flaming droplets)

Classification K110 and K210 according to EN13501-2
The fire protection ability K is the ability of a wall or ceiling covering to provide for the material behind the covering protection against ignition, charring and other damage for a specified period of time.

Classification EXT (Durability of Reaction to Fire Performance) for exterior applications

Classification DRF Class EXT  (Durability of Reaction to Fire Performance) for exterior applications according to EN 16755

Classification SP Fire 105: approved

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Example videos on intumescent paints for wood

TEKNOS FR coating system in SP Fire 105 test: performed on fasade coverings and external walls where a room fire is simulated.

TEKNOS FR coatings in Single Burning Item (SBI) test, where building products are exposed to thermal heat from a gas burner

An experiment: small wooden house was coated on one half with a normal coating system and on the other half with TEKNOSAFE 2407-00

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