Passive Fireproofing - Internal Application
Vermitex® AF is a gypsum-vermiculite blend plus trace chemical additives which has been formulated to provide passive fire protection to interior elements of building construction on a variety of backgrounds, including steel, concrete, polymer-based materials, timber and advanced composite to the cellulosic fire regime. It does not contain asbestos or other forms.
Vermitex® AF is a lightweight and non-combustible Cementitious compound specially formulated to provide passive fire protection to elements of building construction. It is a lightweight coating designed for spray application direct to a number of substrates.
Vermitex® AF is manufactured from inorganic mineral materials, it does not contain organic fibres and therefore, the Vermitex® blend will not be affected by building humidity levels found in commercial and infrastructure buildings. The Vermitex® AF system is used to upgrade, up to 240/-/- FRL, beams, columns, angles, hollow sections and wide plates.
Vermitex® AF is manufactured to ISO 9001-2008/ ISO 14001/ OSHAS 18001 Standards. It has been tested to the relevant British, American and Australian Standards at the CSIRO’s research facilities in North Ryde.
Vermitex® AF combines superior fire resistance properties with excellent Thermal Insulation as well as Noise abatement properties.
Health and Safety
As a blend of gypsum and vermiculite, Vermitex® AF is formulated from naturally occurring materials. It contains no known health hazards before, during or after application. Normal precautions for gypsum products apply.
Vermitex® AF has no long-term environmental impact on air, water or land. Both the product and the bag can be recycled or disposed of as landfill. When used as standalone or combined with Trimesh to provide Acoustic and Fire protective engineering solutions, Vermitex® AF may positively influence any ‘Green’ rating system (i.e. LEEDs) from 36 percent to 51 percent.