Sebastian Moschel, Budenheim (pinfa member), underlined that use of wood in construction is growing at 3.2% per year, and is desirable both for environmental reasons (carbon sequestration) and for aesthetic qualities. PIN FR intumescent coatings can provide fire safety for wood, steel and other materials, and also as back-coatings for textiles. Over recent decades, building regulations are increasingly allowing the use of wood in buildings subject to demanding fire specifications, such as high-rise and public buildings, provided that the wood is fire safety treated. Fire-safety treatment is also required for wood used in varying applications such as storage crates, or transport vehicle interiors. PIN FR coatings can delay ignition of wood in fire, reduce smoke emission and prevent emission of sparks susceptible to spread fire. They are also used to protect steel and concrete from fire heat, so preventing structural failure. Budenheim offer various specific APP (ammonium polyphosphate) formulations, enabling coating transparency, use with water- or solvent-based binders, prolonged storage life, which generate stable intumescent foam protection in case of fire, and which have no organic or halogenated indoor air emissions.
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