Structural wood

In the event of a fire, wood is exposed to a process of carbonisation that reduces the load carrying capacity of the building. Delaying this process using our systems of fire retardant paints can be beneficial in meeting the demands of the fire resistance regulation and classification. Our fire retardant paints preserve the architectural design of the wooden structure, which is especially important when historical buildings are to be preserved for coming generations.

The intumescent paints Novatherm 1FR, Novatherm 2FR and Novatherm 4FR foams into a thick layer when exposed to high temperatures derived from flames or intensive heat radiation from fire. The porous layer of foam effectively extinguishes the flow of heat to the treated structure.