TECNOFIRE® is our range of versatile lightweight fire protection materials. These materials provide highly effective passive fire protection solutions for a broad range of applications, including composite fabrications & construction gap filling.
What are the material properties?
TECNOFIRE® materials are classified as INTUMESCENTS, they expand as a result of heat exposure to provide passive fire protection. The material will expand uni-directionally in the z direction by up to 35 times its original thickness when it is exposed to fire or temperatures in excess of 190°C (374°F). The result of this expansion is a thick insulating char. This stabilised char significantly reduces the rate of degradation of underlying materials by insulating them from the heat energy and providing effective fire protection.
The materials are manufactured from high temperature mineral fibres, exfoliating graphite, a small amount of organic binder and, in some cases, active ingredients such as alumina trihydrate (ATH) to enhance performance. The range includes a wide variety of grades and thicknesses to ensure the correct properties and level of expansion for a given application.