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Intumescent Fire Protection Coatings

Fire Protection is a moral and legal requirement to ensure the safety of people at work and at home. If appropriate fire safety provisions are not made, including passive fire protection, the economic and social effects of fire could be catastrophic.

AkzoNobel offer intumescent fire protection coatings tested to the highest standards to complement fire safety objectives for both life safety and property protection. Structural steelwork is the most commonly protected material but protection can include other materials such as aluminium and plastic.

View our Fire Protection brochure here for more information

Introduction to Fire Protection Video

An overview of the coatings solutions AkzoNobel offer our customers to protect against both Hydrocarbon and Cellulosic fires.

View the Fire Protection video here

Cellulosic Fire Protection

Designed to cater for architectural applications in the Built Environment including internal and externally exposed structural steelwork.

Hydrocarbon Fire Protection

Designed to protect against hydrocarbon and jet fires for industrial and offshore installations, including structural steel, vessels, pipework, blast walls and decks.


Contacting us for specific advice in the early stages of a project can have significant benefits throughout design, construction and application of coatings.

  • Preparation of material take-offs
  • Anti-corrosion advice
  • Industry best practice guidance

We operate on a global basis to support our client’s needs.


Providing clear, distinctive solutions for protecting exposed structures

Knowledge Base

We have members actively involved in technical committees on subjects including:

  • Coating technologies
  • Product performance
  • Fire engineering

Participation on these standards and trade associations ensures our products are tested to the highest level and provides confidence that they comply with the latest regulations.

Fire Testing

With our world class fire testing facilities we can undertake bespoke testing to meet your specific project requirements.

All Interchar and Chartek coatings products have been tested and certified in accordance with the appropriate test standards.

Our new Fire Testing Laboratory in Felling, UK has brought us to the forefront of the fire testing world.