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How Fire-Proof is a Powder Coating?

One of the most important things to consider in any project is its safety. Powder coating is many things, including environmentally friendlier than standard wet paint. But how safe is it in the face of fire? At UK Powder Coating Services, we have an extensive knowledge of different powders and their safety ratings. Find out more:


Spread of Flames

British Standard 476 part 6 & 7.

Of the four different classes laid out in the British Standard 476 part 6 & 7, class 1 being the best and class 4 the worst, we are able to recommend various class 1 powders. These powders are available in various types and finishes.


Combustibility

European Standard EN 13501-1.

We are able to supply powders that meet the A2L Standard – Non-combustible. This means simply that the powder coating itself would in no way assist the spread of a fire. However, it may produce some heat while burning.


Smoke Emission

European Standard EN 13501-1.

In simple terms, the smoke emission is the amount of smoke released as the powder coating burns. Powders are available in all four ratings (S3 High intensity, S2 Average intensity and S1 Smoke Absent or Weak) and we are able to recommend powders that meet an S1 standard.


Release of Particles

European Standard EN 13501-1.

The number of particles emitted when a powder coat burns is measured as such: D2 high release of particles, D1 slow release of particles and D0 no release of particles. We have many D0 standard powders available for recommendation.


In conclusion, each project is unique and not every powder coating needs the utmost safety. However, we would always recommend that any project is made as safe as possible and can make experienced, knowledgeable recommendations on what would work best for you.


Contact us on 01440 706218 or visit our website to find out more.

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