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(IFTI) the manufacturers of DC 315, announced today the issuance of a Ministers Ruling 17-04-341 confirming that DC 315 meets the Ontario Building Code.

Mar 17 2017 International Fireproof Technology, Inc., (IFTI) the manufacturers of DC 315, announced today the issuance of a Ministers Ruling 17-04-341 confirming that DC 315 meets the Ontario Building Code.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs may make Rulings approving the use of innovative materials, systems, or building designs evaluated by a materials evaluation body designated in Ontario’s Building Code. The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (the “CCMC”) has been designated in Ontario’s Building Code as a materials evaluation body for the purposes of Rulings by the Minister .. Read More

 

 

(CCMC)-Ensures-Code-Compliance-for-Non-Standardized-Products

Mar 06 2017 CODES & STANDARDS Editorial Contributions by Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) BY BRUNO DI LENARDO, EVALUATION OFFICER, CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS CENTRE Editor’s Note: In response to questions generated by the Editorial Spotlight “No Shortcuts to Safety” in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue, we offer the following information by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC). Read More

 

 

Sky-High Rehab

Mar 06 2017 Lucky for the crew from West Roofing Systems, Inc., the methods of Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel are gone. No longer do painters — or in this case spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and intumescent coating crews — have to work nearly upside down on scaffolds. Now, they’re able to use lifts that are not only easier to move but offer a safe option — something that the crew from West Roofing Systems relied on during a recent steel facility rehab. Read More

 

 

Reducing Liability Through Compliance

Jan 01 2017 Reducing Liability Through Compliance, Applying the right code compliant thermal barrier coating reduces fire hazards and job burdens. Spray foam insulation is a highly effective insulation material, however it is also known to be combustible without careful adherence to fire codes. No good deed goes unpunished if you, as a foam system manufacturer or an installer, are not making sure the foam is properly protected so as not to cause a potential fire hazard to the home or building in which it is installed. Read More

 

 

Are You Ready for a Big Change?

Jan 03 2017 Are You Ready for a Big Change?  After a series of tests and hearings, explorations, and even exhaustive fire testing, ICC-ES unanimously voted to implement AC456 and modify AC377, the code that establishes the requirements for spray-applied polyurethane foam plastic insulation. The new ICC-ES code, AC456. Read More

 

 

IFTI issued Evaluation Report CCRR-1076

Jan 17 2017 IFTI issued Evaluation Report CCRR-1076 for compliance to AC456 assembly testing for "Alternative Thermal Barriers," which serves as documentation supporting DC 315 compliance to the new codes for SPF assemblies using a coating as an alternative 15-Minute Thermal Barrier. Read More

 

 

Oct 31 2016 Because SPF has a quick cure of about an hour, Bulfer said there were no delays in applying the DC 315 over the foam. He noted that he really likes the intumescent coating since “it is very adaptable to the different contours that the spray foam challenges.” Plus, it is “simple to apply” and “sprays very easily with the proper equipment.”

The proper equipment on this project was the Graco 833 Big Rig, a workhorse that quickly gets the job done. Before pouring in the DC 315, the crew needed to mix it to a “creamy” consistency; no lumps were allowed. Read More

 

 

A Canadian Milestone

Oct 17 2016  BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE Editorial Contributions by International Fireproof Technology Inc.CCMC Confirms IFTI DC315 Qualifies as Equivalent to Generic and Prescriptive Barriers Over SPF.. Read More

 

 

The code for spraying intumescent coatings of Spray Polyurethane Foam

July 12 2016 Using an intumescent coating as an alternative thermal barrier over spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective, efficient means of fire prevention. The code for alternative thermal barriers has recently changed and the new Acceptance Criteria will be in effect October 2017. This means that if you spray intumescent coatings over SPF, you need to be aware of the changes and how they affect you. But before we look at the future, let’s look at the past. How did we get to this point? And why? Read More

 

 

IFTI Announces Publication of CCMC Evaluation Report #14036-R

June 06 2016 DC315 has Canadian approval with the new Evaluation Report CCMC (Canadian Construction Materials Centre) 14036-R as a thermal barrier over SPF (spray polyurethane foam) insulation. This is a huge step for IFTI (International Fireproof Technology, Inc.) further proving that they have the most tested and qualified intumescent thermal barrier product on the market. Read More

 

 

Code Compliance: The Next Step

Apr 26, 2016 When applying a thermal or an ignition barrier intumescent coating over  spray polyurethane foam, the applicator directly assumes the  responsibility of fire protecting the structure onto which that coating  is applied. In other words, he has made sure that the product he applies has been properly tested to ensure the safety of the building  occupants. In a perfect world, this is true Read More

 

 

Coatings as Thermal Barriers: Safety and Code Compliance

Mar 9, 2016 Coatings as Thermal Barriers: Safety and Code Compliance, Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is combustible, producing thick smoke and  flammable gases as it burns. These gases can also ignite, resulting in a flashover. Read More

 

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS

Dec 22, 2015 ABOVE AND BEYOND BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS. Since occupant safety is an inherent component of good stewardship in the construction industry, building  codes continuously grow more and more stringent as time moves forward.  It is imperative that building product manufacturers comply with  building codes if they intend to have their product utilized in the field. Read More

 

 

Exceeding current Fire Testing

Nov 01 2015 IFTI passes multiple CAN/ULC 9705 room corner burn tests over SPF,  qualifying DC315 as equivalent to generic and prescriptive barriers over SPF Recently, ULC published the CAN/ULC-9705 (Full-scale Room Test for Surface Products), which is a Canadian adoption of the first edition of the ISO 9705 test. This standard specifies a test method that simulates a fire that, under well-ventilated conditions, starts in a corner of a small room with a  single open doorway. The testing protocol is similar to the U.S. IBC  Codes for Alternative to Thermal Barrier Testing, but in a much more  extreme fire condition. The test is conducted for 20 minutes, or until  flashover occurs, at heat outputs of 100 kW for 10 minutes followed by  300 kW for another 10 minutes.  Read More

 

 

Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

Aug 10, 2015 Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance If you apply spray foam insulation, particularly in commercial applications, a day may come when you get a  phone call, and the person on the other end will be a code official or  fire marshal. Chances are, they be looking for details about a  project you did months or years ago are you confident you be prepared to answer the call? Read More

 

 

DC315 Announces 50+ Year Useful Life Technical Bulletin

July 13, 2015 (IFTI) the manufacturers of DC315, announced today that after extensive third  party testing the fire resistant properties of DC315 are not compromised after 50 years or more under normal service conditions. Testing was  performed using Simulated Lifetime for Materials Flammability Testing  Determined from Materials Arrhenius Testing Read More

 

 

IFTI Program Assists Spray Foam Contractors to Meet Protective Coating Code

Apr 30, 2015 IFTI Program Assists Spray Foam Contractors to Meet Protective Coating Codes, IFTI) recently designed a training course to educate SPF contractors on the  best practices of installation, code-compliance, and field quality  assurance with IFTI DC315, an ignition and thermal barrier protective  coating. Read More

 

 

(IFTI) and BASF, announced that DC315 spray-applied, fire protective coating

Apr 22, 2015 (IFTI) and BASF, announced that DC315 spray-applied, fire protective coating,  successfully passed NFPA 286 Room Corner Burn testing as both an  alternative thermal barrier and ignition barrier over BASF products,  including SPRAYTITE 178®, BASF SPRAYTITE 158®, ENERTITE NM®, and BASF ENERTITE US®. Read More

 

 

IFTI Reveals how Code Compliance Leads to Money Savings

Mar 17, 2015 THERMAL AND IGNITION BARRIER COATINGS: ANNOYING INCONVENIENCE OR PROFIT OPPORTUNITY?  Fire protective coatings have undoubtedly aided the SPF industry’s growth, as many of the jobs available today weren’t practical before coatings–in many instances, you couldn’t competitively bid them. However, there have been growing pains as the industry has grown and the use of coatings has expanded. Read More

 

 

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Mar 12, 2015  DC315 Passes Alternative Thermal Barrier Testing Over Demilec Foam (IFTI) and Demilec have announced that DC 315 spray-applied fire protective coating passed NFPA 286 Room Corner Burn Testing over HeatLok Soy 200 Plus and Selection 500 SPF as an Alternative Thermal Barrier solution. Read More

 

 

DC315 Offers A Tested Solution for Class III Vapor Retarder Over Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

June 6, 2014 DC315 Offers A Tested Solution for Class III Vapor Retarder Over Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam DC315 ran third party testing to validate the use of DC315 and Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 ZERO VOC, Interior latex EG-shell B20WO2651 coating as a solution for the requirement of a vapor retarder over open-cell spray polyurethane foam in certain applications. Read More

 

 

DC4000 passed the tests over two non-rated spray foam insulation brands.

July 8, 2014 New IFTI Coating Successfully Passes Two Third-Party Room Corner Burn Tests “DC4000 is a new hard coating for Thermal Barrier protection,” said Gary Wolfe, Executive Vice President of IFTI. “It is remarkably durable, can be top-coated with any kind of coating, can reduce smoke, and extend testing time. It’s a coating solution for foams that are difficult to protect.”  Read More

 

 

 Intertek to place the prestigious "'WH  Listed

Jan 27, 2014 (IFTI) was recently issued approval by Intertek to place the prestigious "'WH  Listed" mark on all containers of DC315. This mark signifies that  Intertek has verified DC315 has been properly fire tested in accordance  with specific fire test standards referenced in the International  Building Code and International Residential Code. Read More

 

 

Premium Spray Products and IFTI Successfully Pass Alternative Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing

Aug 26, 2013 Premium Spray Products teamed up with IFTI to conduct testing at Intertek in San Antonio, Texas. Two full-scale NFPA 286 room corner burn tests were passed over Premium Spray Product's signature spray foams: Foamsulate™ 50 0.5 lb. open-cell and Foamsulate™ 210 2.0 lb. closed-cell.  Read More

 

 

Gaco Western Adds IFTI?™ DC315 to ICC-ESR 2478

Jul 18, 2013 Gaco Western Adds IFTI€™ DC315 to ICC-ESR 2478  Gaco Western amended its ICC-ESR 2478, adding IFTI's DC315 as an option for  ignition and thermal barrier solutions over Gaco Green 052 & 052N  open-cell spray foams. The report states that DC315, when applied at 4  wet mils (an amazing 400 square feet per gallon), meets the requirements of an alternative ignition barrier. The report goes on to state that  DC315 when applied at 20 wets mils (80 square feet per gallon), the  assembly meets the requirements of the alternative thermal barrier. Read More

 

 

IFTI and Henry Announce Passing of Fire Test for Alternative Thermal Barrier on PERMAX Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Jun 28, 2013 (IFTI) and Henry®  announced today that DC315 spray-applied coating passed a  certified NFPA 286 test over PERMAX 1.8 lb. closed-cell spray  polyurethane foam at Intertek Labs in San Antonio, Texas. DC315 was  tested at 21 wet mils/14 dry mils (76 sq. ft. per gallon). Read More

 

 

 DC315 Passes Thermal Barrier Testing Over Quadrant QuadFoam 500 Spray Foam

May 16, 2013 DC315 Passes Thermal Barrier Testing Over Quadrant QuadFoam 500 Spray Foam (IFTI) and Quadrant Urethane Technologies announced today that DC315  spray-applied fire coating passed the NFPA 286 Room Corner Burn Testing  over QuadFoam 500 OC 0.5 LB SPF foam as an alternative thermal barrier  solution. Certified testing was conducted and passed at QAI Laboratories in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9th, 2013  Read More

 

 

DC315 Passes Ignition Barrier Testing on Bayseal Open-Cell Spray Foam

Apr 25, 2013 DC315 Passes Ignition Barrier Testing on Bayseal Open-Cell Spray Foam (IFTI) and Bayer Material Science LLC, announced today that DC315  spray-applied coating passed certified testing over Baysealā„¢ 0.5 lb.  open-cell spray foam as an ignition barrier. Read More

 

 

Updates Testing Matrix for DC315 Intumescent PaintPaint to Protect DC315

Feb 18, 2013  International Fireproof Technology, Inc. Updates Testing Matrix for DC315 Intumescent Paint Paint to Protect DC315, from International Fireproof Technology, Inc. (IFTI), continues to successfully pass tests for both thermal and ignition  barrier over many spray polyurethane foam brands. IFTI has released an  updated testing guide, or "matrix," so spray foam and coating  contractors can easily satisfy code officials by quickly determining the spread rates and testing data of DC315 for specific SPF brands. Read More

 

 

Gaco Western and IFTI Successfully Re-Test 183M Closed-Cell 2.0 lb

Oct 26, 2012  Gaco Western and IFTI Successfully Re-Test 183M Closed-Cell 2.0 lb. Foam For Alternative Thermal Barrier 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. Read More

 

 

Now Listing DC315 as an Alternative BarrierThe addition of DC315 to Gaco Western™s GacoGreen 052 & 052N ESR “ 2478

Jun 26, 2012  International Fireproof Technology Now Listing DC315 as an Alternative Barrier The addition of DC315 to Gaco Western€™ GacoGreen 052 & 052N ESR “ 2478 is a welcome addition to our full array of Certified Testing of DC315 on Gaco Western spray applied foam Read More

 

 

DC315 Passes Testing Over BioBased Insulation

Jun 06, 2012 DC315 Passes Testing Over BioBased Insulation International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI), manufactures of Paint to Protects  DC315, and BioBased Insulation®, announced today that DC315 spray  applied coating passed certified testing over BioBased® 0.5 pound open  cell foam both as an Thermal & Ignition Barrier. Read More

 

 

Paint to Protect's DC315 Thermal & Ignition Barrier Passes 34th  Full-Scale Room Test

May 23, 2012 Paint to Protect's DC315 Thermal & Ignition Barrier Passes 34th  Full-Scale Room Test As an Industry we have an obligation to our end users safety. Intumescent  coatings offer the SPF industry a more economical solution to CODE  REQUIRED €¯barriers, and a method to apply a barrier where access is  difficult. Sorting through the codes on when and where an ignition and  thermal barrier is required is hard enough, but buying a coating is  simple if you remember to always lead with one simple question, €¯ Has your coating been tested on the foam I am using.  Read More

 

 

DC315 Passes Its 30th Full Scale SPF Fire Test at Intertek

May 9, 2012 DC315 Passes Its 30th Full Scale SPF Fire Test at Intertek  International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) and Gaco Western  announced today that DC315 spray applied coating, passed over GacoGreen  052 - 0.5 lb. open cell foam as an ignition and thermal barrier. Read More

 

 

Dow Chemical Lists IFTI™s DC315 as Alternative Thermal Barrier for Wall  Assemblies

May 7, 2012 Dow Chemical Lists IFTI™s DC315 as Alternative Thermal Barrier for Wall  Assemblies the Dow Chemical Company's revised ESR report, ESR-1659 dated April 1,  2012, lists International Fireproof Technology Inc.'s (IFTI's) DC315 as  an approved alternative thermal barrier. DC315 is listed for use on  THERMAX 4.25" and 3.0" Insulation Boards. Gary Wolfe Executive Vice President of IFTI states, "The addition of  DC315 to Dow Chemical's ESR-1659 over THERMAX Insulation Boards is  another step forward in IFTI's goal to prove via testing and  documentation that DC315 is the best code compliant solution for  alternative Ignition and thermal barrier use in the industry. Read More

 

 

IFTI and Henry Announce Passing of Fire Test for Alternative Thermal Barrier on PERMAX Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Apr 26, 2012 IFTI and Henry Announce Passing of Fire Test for Alternative Thermal Barrier on PERMAX Closed-Cell Spray Foam, (IFTI) and Henry®  announced today that DC315 spray-applied coating  passed a certified NFPA 286 test over PERMAX 1.8 lb. closed-cell spray  polyurethane foam at Intertek Labs in San Antonio, Texas. DC315 was  tested at 21 wet mils/14 dry mils (76 sq. ft. per gallon). Read More

 

 

DC 315 Continues to Pass Testing as an Ignition and Thermal Barrier

Mar 21, 2012 DC 315 Continues to Pass Testing as an Ignition and Thermal Barrier International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) and Gaco Western  announced today that IFTI€™s DC315 spray-applied coating passed over GacoGreen 052N .5 pound open cell foam as an Ignition and Thermal Barrier. Ignition Barrier:  Industry leading  application rate of 400 sq. ft. gallon. This makes DC 315 the most cost  effective ignition barrier option on the market. DC 315 was tested per AC 377 appendix X standards as an ignition barrier. Read More

 

 

Ignition Barrier Coating Over QuadFoam Spray Foam Passes Testing

Jan 23, 2012  Ignition Barrier Coating Over QuadFoam Spray Foam Passes Testing International Fireproof Technology, Inc. ran a NFPA 286 test consisting of DC 315 applied over QuadFoam 2.0 LB. closed-cell spray  polyurethane foam. This testing satisfies the requirements of the ICC  regarding acceptable testing certification requirements to be used in  lieu of the requirement for a 15 minute thermal barrier when applied  over QuadFoam 2.0 LB. closed-cell spray polyurethane foam.  Read More

 

 

DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Johns Manville Foams Johns Manville

Nov 11, 2011 DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Johns Manville Foams Johns Manville and International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) announced  the addition of DC 315 to ICC ES report numbers ESR 3287 and ESR 3159  for use over JM Corbond MCSTM CC 2 lb. and JM ccSPFTM  CC 2lb foams. The ICC ES reports recognize DC 315TM as an acceptable alternative to thermal barriers over either JM Corbond MCSTM CC 2 lb. and JM ccSPF  CC 2lb. Contractors and foam applicators now have increased flexibility  and an economical option instead of using ½ inch gypsum board. Depending on thermal or ignition barrier application, using DC 315TM will be a  cost-effective, code-compliant, one product solution, claims the  manufacturer. Read More

 

 

DC-315 Continues To Set The Bar In The Alternative Barrier Coating Marke

Nov 3, 2011 DC-315 Continues To Set The Bar In The Alternative Barrier Coating Market International Fireproof Technology, Inc. and Paint to Protect recently announced that they successfully passed the NSF/ANSI 51(2009) Food Equipment,  Materials-Formulation Review and Extraction Testing using DC-315 Water  Based Fireproof Paint. The test sample evaluations were conducted at the Intertek laboratory  located in Columbus, OH between April 11, 2011 and September 30, 2011.  The DC315 Water Based Fireproof Paint does comply with the requirements  of NSF/ANSI51(2009) Food Equipment, Materials-Formulation Review and  Extraction Testing Read More

 

 

 Ignition Barrier Coating Over Icynene Spray Foam Passes AC 377 Appendix X  Testing

Oct 12, 2011 Ignition Barrier Coating Over Icynene Spray Foam Passes AC 377 Appendix X Testing International Fireproof Technology Inc . (IFTI) recently announced that its spray  applied coating, DC 315, passed over Icynene's LD-C-50, 0.5 pound, open  cell foam at 400 square feet per gallon. DC 315 was tested by AC 377 appendix X standards as an ignition barrier. Using a tip size of .517, the coating was applied at a thickness of  only 4 mils wet or 3 mils dry. As a result, DC 315 is the most cost  effective ignition barrier option on the market, according to IFTI.  Read More

 

 

nternational Fireproof Technology, Inc. Expands Production Capabilities

Oct 05, 2011 International Fireproof Technology, Inc. Expands Production Capabilities International Fireproof Technology, Inc. recently announced that the company has  doubled its production capabilities to support the demand for DC315. IFTI has now passed over 30 Thermal and Ignition Barrier tests over  Lapolla, NCFI, Johns Manville, BASF, Quadrant, SWD, Arnett, Icynene,  Corbond, and Bay, Gaco. DC 315 is sold in North America, South America,  Australia, Europe, Egypt and New Zealand Read More

 

 

Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam

Oct 05, 2011 Ignition Barrier Coating Over Spray Foam Has Industry Record International Fireproof Technology™s (IFTI) intumescent coating DC 315 recently  passed multiple foam manufacturers products at an industry best 400 sq  ft per gallon as an ignition barrier. Lapolla™s FL 500 open cell,  Certainteed™s half pound Certaspray, and Quadrant€™s Quadfoam 500 half  pound foam were all tested with a minimal coating of DC 315 at 4 wet  mils. Read More

 

 

DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Icynene® Foams

Mar 08, 2011 DC 315 Is Added to Multiple Icynene® Foams Icynene® and International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) are proud to announce the addition of DC 315TM to ICC ES report numbers 1826 and 2715 for use over Icynene®s LD-C-50TM  and LD-R-50TM foams. LD-C-50TM is one of Icynene®s most popular insulation products and has been the  preferred light density half pound foam in residential and commercial  properties for over 20 years.  Read More

 

 

DC 315 Receives Certification Over Lapolla Spray Foam

Dec 17, 2010 DC 315 Receives Certification Over Lapolla Spray Foam International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) announced today that DC 315 passed an  NFPA 286 and AC 377 appendix X tests as a spray applied thermal and  ignition barrier over Lapolla€™ FL 500 .5 pound open cell foam. The  certified testing was conducted at Intertek™ Texas facility just before the Thanksgiving holiday. This is in addition to DC 315 passing an NFPA 286 test over Lapolla™ FL 2000 2 pound closed cell foam last August.  DC 315 now qualifies as a one product, code compliant solution over  Lapolla™ most popular foam product   Read More

 

 

DC 315 Passes Tests Over InsulStar Spray Foam NCFI Polyurethanes

Dec 13, 2010 DC 315 Passes Tests Over InsulStar Spray Foam NCFI Polyurethanes and International Fireproof Technology, Inc. (Paint to Protect TM) announced today, DC 315 passes NFPA 286 over NCFI Polyurethane€™s  InsulStar 2.0 lb closed-cell spray polyurethane foams.  Read More

 

 

DC 315 Passes as a 15-minute Thermal Barrier Over Icynene LDC50

Sept 30 2010 DC 315 Passes as a 15-minute Thermal Barrier Over Icynene LDC50 Spray Foam IFTI and Icynene have announced that they have qualified a new spray-applied thermal barrier (IFTI™s DC 315) by passing a certified NFPA 286 test  with Intertek.  This provides designers and builders with new  flexibility for including Icynene in ceiling plenums, exposed roof  assemblies, and accessible attics connected to habitable space. The  testing was conducted at the Intertek Laboratory in San Antonio, TX. Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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