Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has launched an innovative high performance fire protection coating system. Designed for use on structural steel, Sika Unitherm Platinum is a one coat, factory applied system that offers high mechanical strength and impact resistance, helping to eliminate onsite application and create a safer way to protect steel frame structures.
Sika Unitherm Platinum was the first fire protection system in Europe to be tested according to the latest standard EN 13381-8:210 and approved with the CE marking as an international product, approval and technical passport. Its high mechanical strength, shock impact and abrasion resistance provide a robust safeguard against the long-term effects of wear and tear.
Solvent-free, Sika Unitherm Platinum is easily applied with standard airless spray equipment, requires no reinforcement, cures rapidly to a very tough and damage resistant finish, and is ready for handling the next day.#
Among its many advantages, Sika Unitherm Platinum system can be applied with or without primer and top coat for indoor and outdoor use. It has excellent corrosion protection properties in high humidity and severe environmental conditions according to SN EN ISO 12944-5 up to C5-I and C5-M.
Mark Bushell, Sika Business Unit Manager commented: “Unitherm Platinum is a super-strong, one-coat system which provides total protection for structural steel installations in all weathers and environments. As it can be applied prior to construction, we have not only created a coating which simplifies installation, it has ensured a safer application process.”