Jotun Australia has introduced one of the most efficient thin film passive fire protection coatings formulated to provide protection for up to 180 minutes in steel structures.

The new Steelmaster 1200WF is a highly efficient intumescent coating that protects infrastructure buildings against cellulosic fire. The latest addition to Jotun’s Steelmaster range, Steelmaster 1200WF is developed to meet the challenging demands for passive fire protection (PFP). Steelmaster 1200WF completes Jotun’s range of PFP products, enabling the company to strengthen its position within the thin film PFP market.

Steelmaster 1200WF fire protection coating is engineered to protect the structural steel in public buildings including airports, hotels, train stations, schools, stadiums and malls, with its thin-film consistency allowing more surface area to be covered with less paint, thus reducing application time and cost.

Jotun’s Product Manager Barbara Logan explains that Steelmaster 1200WF represents a milestone for the company. A key objective during the product’s development was to create a coating that would provide extended protection against fire, helping customers reduce both project costs and environmental impact.

Steelmaster 1200WF went through an extensive development, testing and verification process to achieve up to 180 minutes of fire protection. Independent benchmark testing confirms that Steelmaster 1200WF offers the industry’s best fire protection for columns, beams and circular and rectangular hollows, worldwide.

The Steelmaster 1200WF thin film fire protection coating has passed all relevant tests and approvals by Certifire, an independent third party certification scheme internationally recognised for ensuring the quality, performance, durability and traceability of fire protection products.

Jotun is a long-term member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) that represents and supports the activity of the fire industry in all forms of ‘built-in’ fire protection. Jotun is also active in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organisation committed to a sustainable future.

According to Logan, Steelmaster 1200WF is developed to help improve environmental performance, consistent with Jotun’s GreenSteps programme, without compromising on quality or durability. The Steelmaster 1200WF formulation does not contain Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) and has very low VOC content, helping owners comply with environmental standards without compromising on quality.

Steelmaster 1200WF product is also compatible with a range of Jotun primers and topcoats.