Albi Cote FRL
Albi Cote FRL is a water-based, co-polymer intumescent coating, which provides excellent fire retardant properties. Albi Cote FRL is odor-free and offers the advantages of easy application and cleanup. This durable fire retardant coating provides a serviceable, wash-resistant flat finish for a wide variety of interior applications. Designed for interior use, Albi Cote FRL is a quick drying special coating that reacts to flame or heat at 300 °F (149 °C) by expanding into a thick multicellular insulating blanket. This intumescent carbonaceous foam sharply limits the spread of flame and insulates the surface to which it is applied. Albi Cote FRL provides a decorative, washable and mar-resistant finish like conventional paint, with the added advantages of a Class A fire retardant coating.
Albi Cote FRL is recommended as a decorative interior finish for the protection of combustible wall and ceiling surfaces such as wood, fiberboard, plywood, particle board, etc. and as supplementary low flame spread and low smoke density protection when applied to plaster, gypsum wallboard, cinder block, etc. Albi Cote FRL is specially designed for application to combustible areas of public assembly such as restaurants, nursing homes, schools, corridors, stairwells, etc., where odor-free, quick drying features are desired.
Albi Cote 107A
Albi 107A is a solvent based synthetic coating. Recognized as the “standard of the industry,” Albi 107A provides excellent fire retardant properties due to its special formulation of intumescent components. Designed for maximum protection of all combustible or noncombustible surfaces, it reacts to flame or heat at 300 °F by foaming into a thick cellular isolative blanket. This carbonaceous foam sharply limits the spread of flame and insulates the surface to which it is applied. Albi 107A reduces smoke development to low levels, critically important in assuring rapid escape from fire. Applied like conventional paint, this intumescent coating provides excellent durability and wear resistance, evidenced by wash, leaching and scrub ability tests.
Interior Applications: Combustible surfaces such as wood framing and paneling, trim, doors, cellulose fiber tile, insulation board and decorative displays. It can also be applied to noncombustible surfaces such as plaster and masonry corridors, stairwells, electrical control panels, supplementary protection to metal ducts and fire dampers.
Exterior Applications: Albi 107A may be used for exterior applications by over coating with Albi 144 Fire-Inert Semi-Gloss Finish Coating to provide effective weather ability characteristics (See Albi 144 Data Sheet). Weatherometer test exposures of the Albi 107A/144 system for 1000 hours (equivalent to 3 years) of exterior exposure have shown excellent durability with no significant loss in fire protection. The Albi 107A/144 System may be used for the following applications:
Combustible Surfaces: Wood framing, siding soffit areas, enclosures, wooden fire escapes, job site offices, temporary partitions, scaffolding, etc. (The Albi 107A/144 System is not recommended for application to roof shingles.
Noncombustible Surfaces: Electrical control panels, ductwork, light steel framing.
Albi Cote 144
Albi 144 is a solvent based fire-inert alkyd coating, available in a semi-gloss finish. Designed for use on noncombustible surfaces and as a topcoat for fire retardant coatings, it minimizes the potential fire hazard of conventional paints. Applied like conventional paint, this durable coating provides a wear-resistant surface with excellent wash ability, without affecting the fire rating of the substrate to which it is applied. Albi 144 is available in a wide range of deep color hues on special order.
Albi 144 fire-inert coating is widely used for the following applications:
Noncombustible surfaces such as plaster and masonry corridors, stairwells, exit ways and other public assembly areas
Combustible surfaces as a topcoat over fire retardant coatings on trim, doors, paneling, walls, and decorative displays