Elmendorf, Texas -- International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) said 17 Dec that its DC 315 coating has passed an NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 286 and AC (Acceptance Criteria) 377 appendix X tests as a spray applied thermal and ignition barrier over Lapolla's FL 500 0.5 pound open cell spray polyurethane foam.
The certified testing was conducted at Intertek's Texas facility just before the Thanksgiving holiday, said IFTI.
DC 315 has already passed an NFPA 286 test over Lapolla's FL 2000 2 pound closed cell foam last August, the company said, noting that the coating "now qualifies as a one product, code compliant solution over Lapolla's most popular foam products."
"This is very exciting for us", said Gary Wolfe, executive vice president for IFTI, in a company announcement. "We anticipate and look forward to a great working relationship with Lapolla in 2011 and for years to come."
DC 315 is "the most economical thermal barrier coating on the market," as a one-coat, water-based latex paint with a coverage rate of ~80 sq.ft/gallon for Lapolla FL 500 open cell and ~73 sq.ft/gallon for Lapolla FL 2000 2 pound closed cell, said IFTI.
However, DC 315 is not only a thermal barrier solution -- it's equally viable as an ignition barrier at ~200 sq.ft/gallon, the company said.
DC 315 meets the VOC (volatile organic compound) emission requirements for use in classroom and office environments as defined in the CA DHS Standard Practice (California Department of Health Services). Thus, the testing requirements are met to qualify the product as a low emitting material in the "Collaborative for High Performance Schools" rating system. The product applies like regular latex paint using an airless sprayer, and being water-based, offers easy clean up.
DC 315 has now passed thermal barrier testing, with both UL (Underwriters' Laboratory) 1715 and NFPA 286 certified tests, over many different types of spray polyurethane insulation.
IFTI will be updating its website at www.painttoprotect.com with current tests results over the next couple of weeks.