Even Police Need Protection! – Spray Foam and Fireshell® Intumescent Coatings to the Rescue
Greenwich, Connecticut Police Department Specifies Spray Foam Wall Insulation and TPR2 Building Code Compliant Fire Protection Coatings
October, 2008 – Greenwich, CT - The Greenwich, Connecticut Police Department is among the first municipal buildings in the nation to be protected by a new state of the art fireproofing technology. TPR2 Corporation (pronounced TPR Squared), an emerging Fire Technologies business headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, won the contract to supply the fireproof coatings for the Greenwich, Connecticut Police Department renovation. The Fireshell® intumescent coatings provide critical ignition barrier protection from fire over the spray foam insulation used in the walls and ceilings of the building. Intumescent refers to the product’s unique ability to create a dense, expanded char in a fire to block the fire and heat from getting to the substrate.
The Fireshell® coating used is a new product that is a flexible, environmentally friendly, fire retardant coating which will impede fire and smoke on foam and wall assemblies. The technology can be formulated to actually extinguish liquid based fires, another first for the industry, claims TPR2.
The Fireshell® technology was developed for use in professional racing, such as NASCAR®, Sprint Cup Series. It is there that the company received significant notoriety when Fox TV put them on the big screen during the NASCAR® Nextel Cup with over nine (9) million people watching to demonstrate the leading-edge fire extinguishing capability. (The Fox demonstration of the technology can be seen at www.tpr2.com/videos.) .
In January 2008, a version of this product was approved worldwide by the racing industry’s safety foundation, SFI, and was immediately mandated across all NHRA Funny Car bodies and composite components nationwide. It has logged multiple life saving and vehicle saving events since January.
This technology has inherent flexibility and can withstand fire, shock, vibration, mold, weather and UV. TPR2 further claims that no other company has been found to have a similar technology and they currently have patents pending worldwide on this revolutionary product.
For the Greenwich, Connecticut Police Department project, The Development Team at TPR2 worked with Worth Contracting, CT, Thermofoam Insulation and SP Drywall.
The project took 4 months to work its way through the town committee process. All three companies worked closely with Greenwich town officials on the new fire coatings that are building code compliant to meet new, more stringent fire codes. The water based, one part coatings comply with Green product requirements and water based paint environmental initiatives.
TPR2 has over 20 revolutionary fire related protection products in coatings, composites and plastics. The Company is expanding its role as a major licensor & supplier of fire, smoke and anti-blast technology & raw materials to industry leading companies seeking to create their own fire retardant products and/or private label products. The Company is currently broadening into multiple industries by leveraging the marketing capacity of large national & multi-national companies that become licensees and/or strategic alliance partners.
FireShell®, a green, water based, ultra thin film, one component coating, is easily applied with airless spray equipment, brush or roller; eliminating the need for expensive application equipment and provides the building owner with an aesthetically pleasing form of fire protection.
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