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.
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
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.
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