Due to the unique nature of the IIT technology it is possible to protect many substrates that were previously unprotectable or required expensive or hazardous materials such as halogens or antimony oxide.
The benefits of the technology depend on which material you’re interested in and what your substrates will be.
However for all the materials the following applies:
- Little or no hazards with the material
- Free from R.E.A.C.H registration
- Low cost- all the materials are competitively priced against APP
For the polymeric liquid the benefits are:
- Its ability to further react especially with amino resins thereby allowing the creation of tough, hard amino based coatings – this we call our PD60 range
- These coatings have the intumescent material molecularly bonded with the resin rather than just ‘glued’ in place. This therefore increases the range of substrates that the materials can be applied to.
- So far crystal clear varnishes (PD63), tough hard structural steel coatings for outsite application (PD 60), a glossy coating that can be applied to particle boards or any wooden door to upgrade it to a fire door (PD61), an intumescent coating that can be any colour including black (PD62) have all been developed.
For the water dispersed material the benefits are:
- To use the water in the dispersion to create a polyurethane foam that is not only a fire retardant but also an intumescent.
- To create a simple single pack latex material that creates an excellent gunnable sealant (PD51)
- To create a thin film water based intumescent for structural steel (PD50)
For the Powder the benefits are:
- Probably the best solution to fire protecting composites that is currently on the market.
- The number of substrates and applications that the powder can be used in is extremely large. So far we have used the material in:
- Epoxy to create a coating for offshore applications under rigorous hydrocarbon testing (PD71) and an onshore epoxy for use on structural steel as a thin film, external intumescent for offsite application.
- Polyester to create gelcoats and composite layers that are not only fire protected but also virtually smoke free. We have also created a polyester version of PD71 that offers the same protection but without the drawbacks of epoxies (PD72)
- High Impact polystyrene (HIPS). Incorporating the powder into a master batch of recycled HIPS and hot pressing allows us to create flame retardant polystyrene skins for use in internal walls.
- Polysiloxanes. The powder can easily be added to any condensation curing polysiloxanes to create flame retardant sealants and elastomers that are able to withstand a hydrocarbon jetfire.
- Polyurethane coatings. The incorporation of the IIT powder is able to render any polyurethane coating flame retardant but additionally using Prometheus’ knowledge and experience we have been able to create a coating that produces a A1 finish suitable for use in the rail and automotive industry.