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Firestop Systems: How They Can Compliment Spray Foam Businesses

IFTI-Firestop

By Juan Sagarbarria In recent years, there has been an increased growth for firestop systems in the construction sector due mainly to increases in fire inspections. If installed properly, these materials can effectively obstruct the passage of fire, smoke, or toxic gasses from one-side of a fire-rated assembly to another by shoring up gaps created by penetrations. That is why ...

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Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

By Juan Sagarbarria 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. In the case of fire-protective intumescent coatings that are ...

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Through the Fire: An Overview of the Rigorous Testing Procedures for Fire-Retardant Coatings

Fire Retardent Coatings

When it comes to fire testing, the benchmark for a thermal barrier, as it pertains to spray foam insulation, is half-inch gypsum wallboard. In fact, gypsum board, or drywall, is the prescriptive thermal barrier defined by the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC). Materials not defined in the IBC or IRC can meet non-prescriptive thermal barrier standards ...

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