The industry’s most efficient thin film passive fire protection coating launched by Jotun; Steelmaster 1200WF

Oslo, Norway 9 July, 2014:  Jotun, operating in the global coatings market, is pleased to announce the launch of Steelmaster 1200WF, a highly efficient intumescent coating providing up to 180 minutes protection against cellulosic fire for infrastructure buildings.

As the latest contribution to Jotun’s Steelmaster range, Steelmaster 1200WF is developed to meet the challenging demands for passive fire protection (PFP). Engineered to protect structural steel of public spaces, including airports, hotels, train stations, school buildings, stadiums and malls, this thin-film, water-borne product allows more surface area to be covered with less paint, thus reducing application time and cost.

According to Jotun’s Product Manager Barbara Logan, Steelmaster 1200WF represents a milestone for the company.  “Our objective was to create a product that provides longer protection against fire for buildings such as airports, shopping malls, offices and warehouses, and help our customers save time and reduce both project costs and environmental impact,” she says.  “Due to extensive development, testing and verification, Steelmaster 1200WF achieved excellent results with up to 180 minutes fire protection.”

Steelmaster 1200WF completes Jotun’s range of PFP products, enabling the company to strengthen its position within thin film PFP market. Logan notes that independent benchmark testing confirms that Steelmaster 1200WF offers the industry’s best fire protection for columns, beams and circular and rectangular hollows, worldwide.

Earlier this year, Steelmaster 1200WF passed all relevant tests and approvals by Certifire, an independent third party certification scheme internationally recognised for ensuring the quality, performance, durability and traceability of fire protection products.  

As a long-term member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), who represents and supports the activity of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built-in’ fire protection, Jotun has extensive experience in PFP coatings. Jotun is also active in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organisation committed to a sustainable future.

“Steelmaster 1200WF is developed to help improve environmental performance, consistent with Jotun’s GreenSteps programme, without compromising on quality or durability,” she says. “Project owners pay increasing attention to environmental aspects and compliance with international standards, such as LEED and REACH, to limit the use of harmful chemicals.”  Logan notes that Steelmaster 1200WF does not include Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) and has very low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), helping owners comply with environmental standards without compromising on quality.  

Steelmaster 1200WF product is also compatible with a range of Jotun primers and topcoats.  “Our goal is not only to provide the market with superior individual products, but offer comprehensive solutions that not only ensure excellent fire protection,” says Logan. “We see ourselves partnering with customers to reduce projects costs and remain in compliance with increasingly strict environmental regulations and standards.”

For further information please contact:

Siri Moldestad Sanna

Marketing Programme Manager

Sandefjord, Norway

Mobile: +4790132780

Office: +47 33457000

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