Gaco Western and IFTI Successfully Re-Test 183M Closed-Cell 2.0 lb. Foam For Alternative Thermal Barrier
The successful re-test can mean reduced labor and product costs for applicators.
ELMDORF, TX – October 26, 2012 – International Fireproof Technology, Inc. (IFTI) and Gaco Western successfully passed an NFPA 286 full-scale room corner test on Gaco Western 183M CC foam at the Intertek testing facilities in Elmdorf, Texas.
Gary Wolfe, Executive Vice President of IFTI, said, "We passed the 183M the first time back on May 8, 2011 with the use of our DC315 primer at 6 mils wet-film thickness (WFT) top coated with DC315 at 23 mils WFT. The new test was passed at the incredible spread rate of 20 mils (80 sq. ft. per gallon) with no primer needed." The successful re-test will mean applicators will benefit from dramatically reduced labor and product costs when using Gaco Western 183M where a thermal barrier is required.
IFTI's goal to prove, via testing and documentation, that DC315 is the best code compliant solution for alternative thermal barrier and ignition barrier use in the industry keeps getting stronger. IFTI leads the industry with its catalog of over 43 full-scale tests on both open and closed-cell spray foam with 15 major spray foam manufacturers. Any coating company can tell you their coating will work on the foam brand you spray; it is another thing to prove it with testing, a critical requirement for alternative ignition and thermal barrier solutions. If you are not using DC315, you may not be complying with the codes. All of IFTI's testing meets the applicable requirements of 2006 IBC Section 803.2.1/2009 IBC Section 803.1.2 and Section 2603.9, 2012 IBC Section 803.2.1 and Section 2603 10 Special Approvals for Thermal Barrier Alternatives. DC315 ignition barrier testing meets the requirement as an ignition barrier per AC 377, Appendix X.
- One-coat, water-based latex paint that offers superior proven and tested fire protection over spray foam
- Single coat application reduces expensive labor costs
- Meets Life Safety code
- Meets LEED's point requirements
- Complies with the requirements of NSF/ANS1 51 Incidental Food Contact, USDA approved for ceiling
- Passed strict EPA – VOC and AMQD tests meet emission requirements for all 50 states
- Passed CAL 1350 Certificate of Compliance "safe for use in schools and high occupancy buildings" as defined in the CA DHS Standard Practice as low-emitting
- Applies like regular latex paint using an airless sprayer – a single component product
- Water-based DC315 offers easy cleanup of job site and equipment
To request a copy of our certified testing documents, or to obtain a copy of the current code requirements to determine if the ignition or thermal barrier alternative you are using meets ICC Code Requirements, please use the contact information and links provided below.