April 21, 2017


The advantages of this char are that it is a poor conductor of heat, meaning it will protect the structural steel it encases for an increased period of time.


An intumescent is comprised of three specific components:

  1. Carbon Supplier: Polyols as starch or pentaerythritol

  2. Acid Source: Ammonium polyphosphate

  3. Expanding Agent: Melamine

For the last 11 years Australian Fire Control have specialised in the supply of waterborne, halogen free and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) intumescents suitable both for use on large structural steel sections and smaller aesthetic metal framework. Our thin film intumescents can applied in confined areas and around other trades with no impact and are available in 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute specifications.



Steel and Metal Coatings

Often called fire retardants, or mistakenly called "fireproof" paints, intumescent paints refer to that class of specially designed paints which swell and form a protective "char" as a result of extreme heat exposure.

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Contact Australian Fire Control today for a quotation or technical advise.


Phone: 9399 6957 
Address: 17 Williams Road Kelmscott WA 6111
Postal: PO BOX 1008 DC Kelmscott WA 6997




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Head Office

Phone: 9399 6957

Address: 17 Williams Road Kelmscott WA 6111
Postal: PO BOX 1008 DC Kelmscott WA 6997

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Australian Fire Control offer a large versatile range of specialist fire, smoke & ballistic resistant systems tested
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