The new thermoplastic anti-corrosion solution developed by Axalta does not contain halogen constituents such as chlorine or bromine.
The manufacturer of powder and liquid coatings Axalta has recently announced that it has launched the flame retardant Plascoat® PPA571 FR, a new thermoplastic anti-corrosion solution specifically developed to protect buildings and save human lives in the event of fires.
The coating, that can be applied in several environments on steel, iron and aluminium substrates, is fire-resistant
and act as a barrier to additional damage caused by the spread of flames. Plascoat PPA571 FR offers also protection against sun, salt and sea water, as well as impact and sand abrasion resistance. In addition, the flame retardant does not contain a halogen constituent, such as chlorine or bromine, helping to eliminate the presence of toxic fumes and their associated negative environmental impact.
Thanks to its fire-retardant and low toxicity properties, Axalta’s Plascoat PPA571 FR is compliant with British Standard 476, EN 45545-2 European Railway Standard for Fire Safety, British Standard 6853, International Maritime Organization FTPC standard and UL 94 -Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances.
“As a business, we develop solutions in response to the coating requirements of every project, no matter how harsh the environment, which is made possible by our extensive expertise across thermosetting, thermoplastic, and liquid product technologies acquired over more than 150 years,” has commented Meindert Crapts, the business development and product manager for the Thermoplastic division at Axalta. “Plascoat® PPA571 FR delivers proven flame retardant capability to help minimise the spread of fire. Not only does this reduce any potentially catastrophic impact on humans and property, Axalta’s specially developed Halogen-free composition eliminates any further negative environmental impact stemming from the use of chemicals. Our focus is on delivering high performance coating solutions that provide unrivalled protection, while respecting the planet and meeting the stringent sustainability requirements of customers around the world.”