ROSCO FLAMEX BARRIER FR PAINT
Around the world, growing fire safety concerns are dramatically impacting the production of scenery, props and lighting. Fire Marshals and Building Inspectors have become ever more diligent in adhering to strict fire retardant and building regulations.
Rosco Flamex Barrier FR is an easy to use fire retardant paint designed to insure that your hard scenery, staging and other scenic materials will meet local requirements and satisfy your health and safety inspectors.
Barrier FR is a zero-VOC, water based, vinyl-acrylic, intumescent paint, that provides a Class A fire retardant rating when properly applied to most common materials used in scenery, props and staging. When subjected to the initial heat and flames of a growing fire, the paint rapidly expands into a dense char to form a barrier that raises the ignition temperature of the substrate, which inhibits the spread of the fire.
Barrier FR has been tested to ASTM E84 standards and achieves a Class A rating; meaning that it meets the stringent fire retardant requirements of most commercial building codes. This makes Barrier FR suitable for use in productions that need scenic pieces or staging installed downstage of the fire-curtain, or on touring shows & exhibitions that will go into a wide variety of venues and cities - with differing regulations and requirements. Barrier FR is also appropriate for use on scenic elements installed into tradeshow & expo booths, permanently installed into museum exhibits or other scenic décor elements designed into public spaces.