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Fire Protection

Nu-Flame is a range of fire retardant paint systems developed by Hydron to give fire protection to a number of different substrates. These include fire resistant paint to walls and ceilings in communal areas where an upgrade to Class 0 surface spread of flame is required.  Intumescent paint to steelwork to give fire protection on the structural steel, as well as flameproof paint to wood and timber surfaces available in a clear and pigmented decorative finishes.

Internal Fire Upgrades

The Nu-Flame Fire Upgrade paint system has been developed for the over coating of multi layered paints for communal areas such as stairwell, corridors and lift lobbies with out the need to strip the current paint. Removing the existing paint system is expensive, time consuming and can be a health hazard when working in a confined space such as a corridor. The Nu-Flame fire retardant paint system reduces the need for chemical stripping of the walls. Nu-Flame is a water based system which presents no health hazards and reduced odours during the application.

The advantage of using Hydron’s flame resistant paint system is the fact that site specific specifications can be produced in order to create a suitable tailor made recommendation to the client and customer in order to satisfy their requirements. This has been achieved with the production of a wide range of fireproof paint finishes available and tested to upgrade painted surfaces to class ‘0’ as required by building regulations BS476 Parts 6 & 7.

These Fire Retardant paint finishes will give the desired decorative finish to suit the clients needs. Available in a Flat Matt finish the Nu-Flame FR Colourcoat is usually applied to the ceilings. For a hard wearing finishes, the Nu-Flame AG colourcoat, Nu-Flame FR Acrylic Eggshell and Nu-Flame FR Scrubbable Colourcoat are ideal.

Nu-Flame AG Colourcoat is a pigmented anti graffiti flame retardant paint finish which is available in a variety of pastel colours giving excellent resistance to graffiti

Nu-Flame FR Acrylic Eggshell is a pigmented flame resistant paint which can be made in any colour. This is a hardwearing paint that will give an eggshell finish.

Nu-Flame FR Scrubbable Colourcoat will give a flat matt fire protection with the added benefit of a hard wearing and scrub resistant finish which is perfect for corridors with high volumes of traffic

Hydron have developed an Anti-Bacterial Colourcoat which is a water based internal decorative Anti-Microbial Finish for use in all hygiene sensitive areas and those susceptible to mould and fungus. It provides active Anti-Microbial control for many commonly found bacteria including Salmonella, E-Coli, Listeria and MRSA.

The Nu-Flame Fire Retardant Paint System complies with the test reports WF N° 145477 & 145478 Issued by Warrington as tested on the Class 4 Warrington blue board. This is available in a single and multi coloured system.

Nu-Flame Heat Insulating Basecoat is an intumescent paint basecoat developed to insulate flammable paint systems and control surface spread of flame and fire propagation. When exposed to a fire Nu Flame Heat Insulating Basecoat releases a flame extinguishing gas which instantly protects the surface. Simultaneously heat activates Nu-Flame Heat Insulating Basecoat underneath causing it to expand and create a fire protective barrier, insulating old paint films from heat and oxygen. Nu Flame Heat Insulating Basecoat is an intumescent paint undercoat for application to previously painted plaster, Artex, board, brick and concrete walls and ceilings. This is then overcoated with desired Nu-Flame Fire Retarded Paint which insulates old paint films from fire, controlling the spread of flames along walls and ceilings.

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Clear Intumescent Varnish

Nu-Flame Intumescent Varnish is a clear flame retardant intumescent paint coating for timber and timber derivative surfaces giving a varnish type appearance, which enhances the natural colour of the wood. The Nu-Flame Intumescent Varnish can be used internally and externally and is intended to upgrade to Class 1 and Class 0 surface spread of flame in accordance with BS476 Parts 6 and Parts 7.

Nu-Flame Clear Overcoat is a flameproof paint with a variety of clear finishes. Available in a Matt, Satin or Gloss finish. These clear topcoats have been developed to be applied over the Nu-Flame Intumescent Varnish for the preferred finish.

This clear intumescent paint system has the added benefit of being able to be applied on top of previously varnished timber. A test area should always be carried out prior to full application for adhesion purposes.

Clear Fire Retardant

Nu-Flame Clear Impregnation is water based ready to use Fire Retardant solution that is absorbed into the surface of the substrate to achieve Class 0 Surface Spread of Flame.

  • For internal and external use.
  • Will not leach.
  • Colourless and odourless.
  • Non-toxic.
  • Solvent free.
  • Not harmful to the environment and will not wash out from the substrate once dry.

Timber treated with Nu-Flame Clear Impregnation Fire Retardant does not react with galvanised steel, gun nails or zinc coated screws. Critical engineering properties i.e. strength, durability, hygroscopicity and corrosivity are not compromised.

A variety of stains and varnished can be applied after the application of the Nu-Flame Clear Impregnation.


Coloured Timber Finishes

Nu-Flame Timbercoat is a pigmented Intumescent paint applied to bare timber and previously painted timber. Nu-Flame Timbercoat can be used internally and externally where a suitable Flame retardant topcoat is applied over the top for protection.

For internal use any for the flameproof paints can be applied for a specific appearance. For external use either the Nu-Flame FR Gloss or Nu-Flame FR Colourcoat External can be applied to give the added protection in an external environment. This system is tested to achieve a surface spread of flame or fire protection need to be controlled to Class ‘1’ and Class ‘0’.

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Hydron’s Fire Retardant paint to steel provides a comprehensive range of fire protection options giving the specifier the opportunity to specify attractive decorative finishes while still complying with the building regulations for fire protection.

These intumescent paints are available in water and solvent based coatings, both providing 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes fire resistance.

Nu-Flame W Steel Basecoat is a thin film water based decorative intumescent paint system providing fire resistance to structural steel and cast iron. Applied to ready primed steel otherwise Nu-Flame HB Metal Primer can be applied to bare steel prior to the application of the Nu-Flame W Steel Basecoat.

Nu-Flame Steel Top Coat is a hard, single coat, high build flame retardant, anti-corrosion paint for internal and external steel and cast iron. Greatly reduces application cost whilst substantially increasing the time between maintenance cycles. Nu-Flame Steel Topcoat is resistant to physical damage and corrosion as well as most chemicals and weathering. With an extended lifespan of up to 50 internal years. This made to order fireproof paint is available in any British Standard or RAL Colour.

Nu-Flame Fireguard is a thin film solvent based decorative intumescent paint system providing fire resistance to structural steel and cast iron. Tested to BS476:Pt 8:1972 and BS476:Pt 20:1987

Developed to combat all weather conditions. Suitable for external application in freezing and humid conditions. The dry coating will resist normal impact damage and will resist water. Therefore may be left exposed to the elements without any adverse effect.

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