For more than 40 years, Crown Trade’s Timonox flame retardant system has played a key role in fire safety – slowing down the spread of flames and ‘buying’ precious time for buildings to be evacuated. The system can help bring premises up to the required safety standards of relevant legislation including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) in England and Wales and The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.
Now a major advance in research and development has seen Crown Paints improve the Crown Trade Timonox upgrade system, which is used on walls and ceilings to achieve the class 0 status required by legislation. Only one coat of Crown Trade Timonox Upgrade Basecoat, followed by two coats of Crown Trade Timonox Emulsion topcoat, is all it takes to offer protection against the rapid spread of flames and improve a Class 4 surface to a Class 0. Previously four coats were required.
David Spicer, Crown Paints’ Specification Technical Manager, said: “Up to now, to achieve Class 0 status, this has involved a four coat application process. “Now, as a result of the reformulation, we have now reduced the system to three coats, which offers clients considerable savings in labour charges.” The technological advances mean that, as well as offering the trusted level of protection that Crown Trade Timonox is renowned for, the system retains its excellent application qualities.
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