Structural Steel Protection 


Passive Fireproofing - Internal Application

Product Description

Vermitex® AF is a gypsum-vermiculite blend plus trace chemical additives which has been formulated to provide passive fire protection to interior elements of building construction on a variety of backgrounds, including steel, concrete, polymer-based materials, timber and advanced composite to the cellulosic fire regime. It does not contain asbestos or other forms.


Effective Fireproofing

Vermitex® AF is a lightweight and non-combustible Cementitious compound specially formulated to provide passive fire protection to elements of building construction. It is a lightweight coating designed for spray application direct to a number of substrates.

Vermitex® AF is manufactured from inorganic mineral materials, it does not contain organic fibres and therefore, the Vermitex® blend will not be affected by building humidity levels found in commercial and infrastructure buildings. The Vermitex® AF system is used to upgrade, up to 240/-/- FRL, beams, columns, angles, hollow sections and wide plates.


Technical Information

Vermitex® AF is manufactured to ISO 9001-2008/ ISO 14001/ OSHAS 18001 Standards. It has been tested to the relevant British, American and Australian Standards at the CSIRO’s research facilities in North Ryde.

Vermitex® AF combines superior fire resistance properties with excellent Thermal Insulation as well as Noise abatement properties.


Health and Safety

As a blend of gypsum and vermiculite, Vermitex® AF is formulated from naturally occurring materials. It contains no known health hazards before, during or after application. Normal precautions for gypsum products apply.


Environmental Sustainability

Vermitex® AF has no long-term environmental impact on air, water or land. Both the product and the bag can be recycled or disposed of as landfill. When used as standalone or combined with Trimesh to provide Acoustic and Fire protective engineering solutions, Vermitex® AF may positively influence any ‘Green’ rating system (i.e. LEEDs) from 36 percent to  51 percent.


Contact Australian Fire Control for more information:
Phone: 9399 6957

Above: Application to beams by Australian Fire Control 2017

The principle is simple.
The protection of steel work and in the containment of fire means more occupants can safely exit the building and fire crews can get in and more readily fight the fire.
Spinet of projects completed

2017 5 Milldale Way, Mirrabooka -  Castlerock

2016 Duke Street Hotel -  Mojo Building
2016 Balmoral Aged Care - Badge Construction

2015 Tom Price - Rio Tinto

2015 Paraburdoo - Rio Tinto
2014 Crown Casino - Raw Urban
2014 Brightside Apartments - Shape Projects

If you would like a complete project history overview and references please contact us.
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Australian Fire Control offer a large versatile range of specialist fire, smoke & ballistic resistant systems tested
and certified to Australian Standards. 

Western Australian

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Phone: 9399 6957

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

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