New Approval of DC 315 Thermal Barrier Over Spray Foam
State of Maine Approves DC 315 as Acceptable Thermal Barrier
Augusta, ME - December 6, 2010 -- The State Fire Marshal office in Maine issued formal written approval of DC 315’s use over spray polyurethane foam last week. International Fireproof Technology Inc.’s DC 315, is one of only a few products accepted as a thermal barrier solution to be used as an equivalent to ½” gypsum wall board in the state of Maine. A memo was released to all Maine public safety inspectors last week notifying them of DC 315’s approval.
“I am really pleased the State Fire Marshal for Maine has recognized DC 315 as a thermal barrier solution”, said Chip Reier of Pine Tree Foam from Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. “I prefer DC 315 over other thermal barrier coatings because it is easy to apply and is a one coat application. As a contractor I need a cost effective easy to use coating that can provide superior fire protection, and DC 315 is that product.”
As a one coat, water based latex paint with a coverage rate of ~88 sq. ft. / gallon; DC 315 is the most economical thermal barrier coating available. However, not only is DC 315 a thermal barrier solution but it’s equally viable as an ignition barrier at up to ~200 sq. ft. / gallon. The paint meets the VOC emission requirements for use in classroom and office environments as defined in the CA DHS Standard Practice. Thus, the testing requirements are met to qualify the product as a low emitting material in the “Collaborative for High Performance Schools” rating system. The coating applies like regular latex paint using an airless sprayer, and being water based, it cleans up easily.
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