ANDEK FIREGARD

  • Extremely durable, waterproof, fire-retardant intumescent coating
  • Waterproof coating can be repeatedly washed and withstands weather in all climates
  • Proven fire protection over a wide range of surfaces

USAGE: WATERPROOFING, SEALANT

 

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Description

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Colors
24 Standard Colors. Custom Colors are available.
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Description

Andek Firegard is a durable, waterproof, fire-retardant coating that forms both an ignition barrier and a thermal barrier. When exposed to fire, Andek Firegard expands to many times its original thickness. This generates a thermal insulating layer that protects the substrate from auto-ignition. In addition to its exceptional fire retardant properties Firegard is an extremely durable coating that waterproofs the coated surface. It withstands exposure to harsh outdoor weather and may be repeatedly washed without damage.

Outstanding Features

  • Durable, waterproof, fire-retardant intumescent coating.
  • Waterproof coating can be repeatedly washed and withstands weather in all climates.
  • For interior and exterior use. Forms a vapor barrier.
  • Proven fire protection over a wide range of surfaces.
  • Tests passed: E84-04, NFPA 255, ESR-1172, ASTM E84-Class A
  • Brings existing and new structures into compliance with building and fire codes.
  • Contains fungicide to protect surface from microbiological activity.
  • Low odor during application and negligible bounce-back from overspray.
  • Develops strength rapidly after application
  • May be used on vertical, pitched and horizontal surfaces.
  • Remains flexible, tough and weatherproof at low temperatures and will not flow at high temperatures.
  • Available in a wide range of standard and custom colors.

Recommended for

Can be used over wood, wood composites, cellulosics, insulation materials, polyurethane foam, concrete, stucco, mineral composites, EIFS, bricks/masonry and other surfaces both on the interior and exterior of buildings.

Coverage

Normal application for most surfaces will require 1 gallon per 100 square feet (16 wet mils = 10 dry mils). Where additional protection is necessary, two coats at 120 square feet per gallon per coat will provide an overall coverage of 60 square feet per gallon (27 wet mils = 17 dry mils).

Container sizes

1 gallon, 5 gallon, 55 gallon

Technology

Air drying, halogenated, aquaborne copolymer

 

Test Reports

 

Preparation and Application

Surface Preparation
All surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and free of loose particles, oils, grease or any substance that would interfere with proper bond. A careful inspection of the surface should be made to detect any signs of damage or defects, and all repairs should be completed before application begins.

Most non-porous, non-metallic surfaces will not need to be primed. Metals should be primed with Polaprime 21. Porous surfaces should be primed with Polaprime 2. Once preparation is completed and any primers are thoroughly dry, ANDEK FIREGARD may be applied.

Application
ANDEK FIREGARD may be applied using brush, roller or airless spray technique. Normal application for most surfaces will require 1 gallon per 100 square feet (16 wet mils = 10 dry mils). Where additional protection is necessary, two coats at 120 square feet per gallon per coat will provide an overall coverage of 60 square feet per gallon (27 wet mils = 17 dry mils).

Spray Application
For spray application use 30:1 airless pump, 3/8″ short hose and 33 tip

Clean up
Tools may be cleaned using water while the product is still wet. If the material has dried, a suitable cleaning solvent may be used.

Read the container label warning and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for important health and safety information prior to the use of this product.

KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS

For additional information, contact the Andek Technical Department

 

Technical Data
VOC <10 gms/liter
Moisture Vapor Transmission 0.38 perms @ 10 mils dft ASTM E-96
Tensile Strength  520 psi ASTM D-412
Elongation 1000% @ 75°F ASTM D-412
Solids Content 71% (B.W.); 60% (B.V.) ASTM D-1044
Shore ‘A’ Hardness 52 ASTM D-2240
Thermal Barrier Properties
15 minutes UBC 26-2; ASTM E-119
External Flame Resistance
 -On Class 4 on PUF
Ext. SAA (Class 1) BS 476 Part 3
 -On Asbestos Sheet
Ext. SAA (Class 1) BS 476 Part 3
 -On Polystyrene Foam
Class 0 BS 476 Part 6
 -On Class 4 Polyurethane Foam
Class 1 BS 476 Part 7
 -On Asbestos
Class 1 BS 476 Part 7
Interior Flame Spread
Index 5 ASTM E-84
Smoke Developed
Index 30 ASTM E-84
Chemical Resistance
Resists most common chemicals
Mold Resistance
Zero growth @ 1.7 x 10(7) cfus/ml AC5168