FBL-100 is a Halogen Free, Low VOC, Acrylic Co-Polymer Latex thin film Intumescent Coating System especially designed for interior passive fire protection of multiple substrates that will be exposed to view. This hard, durable, abrasion resistant product has a smooth, white aesthetic finish that is perfect for upgrading the Fire Resistance Rating of 13mm standard plasterboard or thicker in existing or new building stock.
Tested as per NZBC C/AS2 -C/AS6 Appendix C
Water-borne, 100% halogen and asbestos free
Fast, cost-effective application
Easy, single component, thin-film application
Airless, roller or brush application
Attractive smooth, white finish
Achieves a level 4 finish post application
Lightweight with high impact resistance
Durable — low maintenance
Will not dust, flake, nor delaminate
FBL-100 is classified as a 'Non-Dangerous Good' according to NZS 5433
FBL-100 has been tested as per NZBC C/AS2 -C/AS6 Appendix C, for interior use only, as part of a providing a 'Fire Resistance Rating' (FRR) of up to 60/60/60 on either:
Timber (or better) framed walls exposed to fire from either or both sides (two-way FRR), or exposed to fire from the coated side (one way FRR)
Timber framed (or better) floor/ceiling systems exposed to fire from below in residential, commercial or industrial buildings on 13mm Standard Plasterboard
FBL-100 has been tested as per NZBC C/VM2 Appendix A and can be used to prevent spread of fire on interior wall or ceiling substrates. It achieves Group 2-S on Type 1 (most reactive) as per C/VM2 A1.6, Table A2
FBL-100 can be applied over existing pre-painted surfaces
FBL-100 can be applied on new or existing substrates, subject to fixing pattern (refer to TCNZ for further instruction)
FBL-100 can be applied to structural timber works and can also be used to protect internal load bearing wood from fire, therefore reducing cross-sectional area requirements, or omitting the use of encapsulating board
For the purpose of defining the 'Level of finish' for pre-application of FBL-100
The surface that is to be coated must be finished to minimum Level 4, (AS/NZS 2589)
For the purpose of defining the 'Level of Finish' for post-application of FBL-100
Once FBL-100 has been applied, it achieves an indicative Level 4 for walls and ceilings, although the finish level will be as per the sample provided by the 'TCNZ Certified Applicator'
FBL-100 has been tested to be used on building materials and building practices used in projects designed and built on and after 1995
For the purpose of defining the classification of 'Interior Environments' that FBL-100 may be used in, is as per AS/NZS 2311.1 — Section 2, Table 2.1:
FBL-100 may be used in Category C1 (Very Low) and C2 (Low) environments
Limitations on Use
Only a trained and certified applicator, that has undertaken the certified training program to ensure that FBL-100 will be applied as per the strict requirements set out in the current version of Tech Coatings NZ Limited Technical Application Manual, Interior Substrates will be allowed to apply the ICS.
Tech Coatings NZ Limited is not responsible for determining the suitability of FBL-100 to substrates other than those that we have tested.
No substitutions are permitted
FBL-100 must not be applied when ambient temperature or substrate temperature is <10°c or >35°c, or when relative humidity is above 80%. If these environmental conditions are likely to be exceeded during the project then temporary protection must be provided to maintain the environmental conditions within range for 24 hours before, during, and for 24 hours after application of FBL-100.
Ventilate building spaces during and after application of FBL-100 by use of natural means or, if they are inadequate, forced-air circulation until FBL-100is fully cured (use of dehumidifiers may be required to control relative humidity during and after application)
For new interior substrates it is recommended that a sealer coat, such as but not limited to Resene Broadwall 3n1, be used to stop moisture from seeping through from the unprotected side. The moisture content of any substrate must not exceed 15%
For all existing substrates that are painted, it is a requirement that the paint condition is of a sound adhered quality, not peeling, flaking, powdering prior to the application of the FBL-100, Refer to: AS-NZS 2311:2017, Section 7. If the painted surface of existing substrate cannot be guaranteed then a suitable tie in coat/sealer coat must be used.
FBL-100 must be top coated with a high-quality interior or exterior waterborne enamel, such as but not limited to 'Resene SpaceCote'
H2O will affect the performance of FBL-100, therefore FBL-100 must be protected from any moisture or liquids
FBL-100 must not be subjected to any indirect or direct heat source greater than 80°c
FBL-100 must be maintained or repaired as per 'Tech Coatings Technical Application Manual, Interior Substrates'
For the purpose of defining the classification of 'Interior Environments' that FBL-100 cannot be used in, is as per AS/NZS 2311.1 — Section 2, Table 2.1,
FBL-100 must not be used in Category C3 (Medium), C4 (High) and C5 (Very High) 'Interior Environments'
Where two or more fire rated performance systems meet or create a junction refer to 'Tech Coatings Technical Application Manual, Interior substrates' Any change of design and use of application is subject to the following;
No unauthorised penetration or fixings are permitted
No furniture allowed within a 50mm distance of the FBL-100 coated substrate
Statement of Building Code Compliance
NZBC B — Durability
B2.3.1 Performance — Building elements must, with only normal maintenance, continue to satisfy the performance requirements of this code for the lesser of the specified intended life of the building, if stated, or (c) 5 years if:
(i) The building elements (including services, linings, renewable protective coatings, and fixtures) are easy to access and replace, and
(ii) Failure of those building elements to comply with the building code would be easily detected during normal use of the building
NZBC C — Protection from Fire
FBL-100 has been tested and assessed to:
AS 1530.4:2014 — Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures: Fire resistance tests for elements of construction; and
ISO 9705:1993 — Fire Test: Full-scale room test for surface products
As per the following:
Appendix C (normative) Test Methods of any of the NZBC – C/Acceptable Solutions (C/AS2 — C/AS6)
Appendix A (normative): Establishing Group Numbers for lining materials of NZBC – C/Verification Method Two (C/VM2)
Therefore, is able to be used where the New Zealand Building code calls for a Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) or where a Group 2-S or better Interior Lining is needed
FBL-100 has been designed to achieve a NZBC Group Number for surface finishes as per Appendix A of NZBC C/VM2.FBL-100 has been tested and assessed to achieve a Group 2-S on Type 1 substrates or better as per Appendix A1.6 Table A2 of NZBC C/VM2
All relevant certificates, assessments and reports are available upon request.
FBL-100 is a new product to the Australasian market which has undergone testing
Other Performance Attributes
Fire Resistance Rating
FBL-100 has been designed to increase the Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) of 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard in either new or existing building stock constructed from timber framed (or better) wall or floor/ceiling systems. FBL-100 has been tested and assessed for use, within the following intended scope:
FRR 45/45/45 — 13mm GIB Standard Plasterboard:
Timber framed wall lined either side with plasterboard exposed to fire from either or both sides:
Mid Sheet Fixing — Daubes of GIBfix All-Bond @ 200mm centres 32mm x 6g GIB Grabber screws @ 600mm centres
Additional Mid Sheet — Fixings with 50mm x 7g plasterboard screws @ 200 centres
Warranty and Maintenance
Once FBL-100 has been installed as per Tech Coatings NZ Limited, Technical Application Manual, Interior substrates and as required by the NZBC an appropriate schedule of inspection and maintenance needs to be implemented to ensure the continued effectiveness of the ICS. This will be impacted by the design life of the building, what environment the ICS will be applied and if any other top coats or sealers are required.
The design life of FBL-100 is dependent on the in-service environment and the substrate orientation to which FBL-100 will applied. In the case of the FBL-100, it will have been applied in an internal dry environment that will require little or no maintenance over the life of the building.
Where maintenance is required, it is often needed only to the protective topcoat to preserve the aesthetic appearance or falls within the normal redecoration cycles.
The ease of maintenance and repair strategies should also be considered. Maintenance and repair procedures should always be signed off by the ICS manufacturer/supplier.
Tech Coatings NZ Limited is the exclusive distributor (Supplier) for the manufacturer of this product, International Coating Group (Manufacturer). To the extent the Supplier supplies Goods to a Consumer pursuant to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (Act), you are entitled to the guarantees set out within the Act, including any additional applicable remedies under New Zealand consumer law against the Manufacturer. These rights are the only guarantees which the Supplier offers in relation to this Good and are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in lieu of all other express or implied warranties applicable to the Good whether statutory or otherwise. This guarantee applies to defects in the manufacture or formulation of the Good and does not cover failure caused by any factors beyond our control