Traditionally the fire protection of composites has been a trade off between other features and fire protection. Not any more. Find out why.
Our research around ceramics led to a revolutionary innovation: a new fire protection and hybrid technology offering coating products with a unique combination of properties. HybridRED protects both composite and metal substrates from corrosion, UV light degradition, weather and vandalism. Moreover, HybridRED has an excellent appearance, giving a smooth, glossy finish available in any RAL colour. Especially for composites, the fire protection feature in an external environment is unique.
The groundbreaking fire protection technology is based on ceramifying polymers which exhibit extraordinary performance under fire. The HybridRED coating technology can withstand temperatures up to 1000 °C without losing the structural integrity. Due to ceramification, hybridRED has outstanding fire protection properties; i.e. virtually no smoke, prolonged ignition times and minimized heat release rates. When exposed to fire, hybridRED forms a ceramic shield which is stable.
Comparision between standard composite and standard composite with fire protection and composite coated with HybridRED. HybridRED offers both the fire protection and the good composite features.