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Shane Wyatt 
Shane Wyatt 
on Intumescent Coatings
Technical Director, NACE CIP Level 1

Shane is the Technical Director at Tech Coatings NZ and is passionate about finding tailored solutions for any question around passive fire protection. Managing and overseeing the testing regime for our intumescent coatings for over 3 years has made him an expert with an in-depth understanding of passive fire solutions. 

22 March 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 3 of 3: Offering a Sound Solution to Our Passive Fire Problem

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After thoroughly investigating the challenges of upgrading fire-separating elements we want to finish this series off by demonstrating how a tested and endorsed intumescent coating system embedded in an integrated approach is able to deliver a compliant, cost-effective, minimal waste solution.

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22 February 2021

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 2 of 3: Defining the Problem in More Depth

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In the first part of our series, we identified that fire-separating elements are often not installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and therefore non-compliant. In this part we want to show that the issue we are facing is multi-levelled and encompasses much more than the structural problem that presents on the surface.

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23 November 2020

Intumescent Paint for Plasterboard Part 1 of 3: Introduction


The industry is facing a massive hidden Passive Fire Protection problem which has surfaced with the investigation around leaky buildings. Across New Zealand standard plasterboard has been installed non-compliantly, which now leaves these buildings facing life safety compliance issues under the NZBC. In the first part of our series, we take a closer look at identifying the problem. 

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