Fire Resistance

Fire Resistance

Our powder coatings meet strict fire safety regulations

Powder coatings are a dry powder with no solvents and therefore no harmful volatile organic compounds. The fumes, on burning, from powder coatings have very low toxicity and a low rate and density of smoke generation. Thermoplastic (acid modified polyolefin) powder coatings also have high electrical and thermal resistance, suitable for cable conduits around underground rail tracks

Powdertech Corby's polyester-based powders all meet the following standards: 

Detail of Standards

BS 476-6:1989, amended May 2009. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products
BS 476-7:1987.  Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products
BS 6853: 1999. Code of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains
London Underground Engineering Standard 2-01001-002. Fire Safety Performance of materials.

Polyester powder coating: aluminium and galvanized steel.

BS476 Part 6 Fire Propagation Class 0
BS476 Part 7 Surface Spread of Flames Class 1
BS 6853:1999 .Smoke Emission.  Pass
BS 6853: 1999.  Toxic Fume Emission. Pass

Powdertech thermoplastic.

Combustibility & Flammability
BS476 Parts 6 & 7 Class 0
Smoke & Toxic Fume Emission
BS 6853:1999 D.8.4. Pass

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