Thursday, December 16, 2010

MPI Recognizes FireFree Coatings as a "Green" Product


Firefree88® Recognized as a Green Fire Retardant Product by Master Painter’s Institute.

San Rafael, CA, USA, Master Painter’s Institute (MPI) recently announced the successful qualification of Firefree 88® as a MPI listed fire retardant paint meeting the stringent requirements for Green Standards Performance GPS -01 and GPS- 02.

Master Painter’s Institute paint and coatings listing service is used by federal and state specification writers, as well as major architectural firms, when specifying paint and coating products that will enable them to reach the specific Green qualifications for Green Building design and LEED registration as an environmentally friendly building. MPI interacts with critical environmental organizations such as US Green Building Council, LEED, LEED Canada, National Institute of Building Sciences and Environment Canada to verify and achieve Green Building Products Standards.

Firefree Coatings, Inc is recognized as having been consistently in the forefront of fire paint technology and fire safety engineering through the use passive fire resistance systems. Firefree 88® is the only intumescent fire resistant coatings to have successfully passed the very stringent US standards (ASTM E-119) time rated fire resistant tests for wall and ceiling assemblies when applied to a wide variety of substrates such as gypsum wallboard, wood, lath and plaster, etc..

Firefree Coatings have also been tested and employed for fire safety for other advanced materials. In addition, Firefree 88 has provided the foam insulation industry the ability to provide code compliant ignition and thermal barriers without the use of additional drywall.

Firefree Coatings, Inc. is a private company based in California. Their products have been tested at accredited third party International Accreditation Service (IAS) fire testing laboratories, are classified with Underwriters Laboratories (U/L) and have the approval of Factory Mutual (FM Global). Firefree Coatings Inc. is a member of NFPA and ICC.

For further information, please contact:
Firefree Coatings, Inc
Toll free: 888 990 3388

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