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ArchitecturalWhite 4FR
Description

Fireshield ArchitecturalWhite 4FR is a waterborne, halogen free, intumescent coating with a white finish, designed for use on interior structural steel for up to 90 minutes protection from fire. Not for use on exterior structural steel.

Fully compliant for use in New Zealand, Tested to EN13381-8 :2013 and assessed by Exova Warringtonfire to BS476 parts 21 and 22 and 5Th Edition Yellow Book using NZS 3404: Part 1, 1997 and complying with the New Zealand Building Code B1/VM1 and C2/AS1-C6/AS1 Section C5.1.1.

A sprayed finished gives the best result for a smooth, decorative finish not usually associated with intumescent coatings. It can be brush or rolled on in small touch-up areas or areas hidden from view as a textured finish may result.

ArchitecturalWhite is has been given the Declare Status and Red List Free by the International Living Future Institute.

Key Features
  • Architectural White is fully tested and certified for use in New Zealand
  • Protects structural steel to 30, 60 and 90 minutes from fire
  • Delivers a paint like finish that is not normally associated with an intumescent coating
  • Can have an approved top coat applied in any colour
  • Protects internal load-bearing steel from fire omitting the need for encapsulating boards or strap and lining
  • Cost effective: low film thicknesses mean fewer coats leading to lower labour costs
  • Environmentally friendly waterborne technology with Declare Status and Red List Free
  • Simple to apply by a Registered Applicator
  • Available nationwide from any Dulux store. Contact Dulux for assistance with samples and specifications
  • Contact Fireshield for free project loading schedule take offs
Red List Material Free
Red List Material Free
Scope of Use
  • Architectural White is an interior product for C1 internal zones and C2 and C3 interior zones with a top coat applied
  • Fireshield ArchitecturalWhite 4FR is an industrial product and should only be applied by Registered Applicators
  • Spray application gives the best decorative paint like results — can be brush or rolled on in small touch-up areas or areas hidden from view
  • Fireshield ArchitecturalWhite 4FR can only be applied to a primed surface
  • Contact Fireshield Technical Services for any project specific technical queries
  • The approved topcoat can be tinted to any colour
  • Achieve a fully compliant system using one of the approved primers, ArchitecturalWhite and an approved top coat
Limitations on Use
  • The steel surface that is to be coated with Architectural White must be free from dust and grease and primed
  • Application should be avoided at temperatures below +10° C and above 80% relative humidity
  • Always apply Architectural White within 3° of the dew point
  • Application of ArchitecturalWhite by airless spraying produces the highest, paint like results, but it can also be applied by roller or brush in small touch-up areas or areas hidden from view as a textured finish may result
  • Fireshield can only be applied by Registered Applicators who will issue a PS3 at the conclusion of the project for Building Code compliance purposes
  • Please contact Fireshield directly for recommended list of tools for product application
  • Architectural White should be well stirred before application. Tools can be cleaned in water
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Fully complaint for use in New Zealand, Tested to EN13381-8 :2013 and assessed by Exova Warringtonfire to BS476 parts 21 and 22 and 5Th Edition Yellow Book using NZS 3404: Part 1, 1997 and complying with the New Zealand Building Code B1/VM1 and C2/AS1-C6/AS1 Section C5.1.1.

In-Service History
  • Architectural White has been widely used throughout Europe for over 30 years
  • Manufactured in Sweden, technologically advanced and continues to be a market leader with incredible finish qualities and high performance
  • Has been used throughout New Zealand successfully on many steel projects — See the Fireshield Project Gallery
Other Performance Attributes
  • Architectural White is part of the Living Future Institute Declare Status programme, the only fire rated coating available in NZ with this environmental accolade.
  • Declare is a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace by answering 3 major questions:
    • Where does a product come from?
    • What is it made of?
    • Where does it go at the end of its life?
  • Architectural White 4FR is also Red List Free: the Red List contains the most harmful chemicals that can be contained in building products including halogens, Architectural White contains none of these
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
Documents
Data Sheet: ArchitecturalWhite 4FR

01-10-2019

Safety Data Sheet: ArchitecturalWhite 4FR

01-05-2019

Declare Red List Free
Application Guide: 4FR

21-10-2019

Approved Primers

121218 rv7

Approved Top Coats

210119 rv8

Fireshield Project Gallery

Fireshield specialise in intumescent coatings for exposed and hidden structural steel and clear and pigmented intumescent coatings for internal timber linings and battens — Proudly available at Dulux.

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