Test Results:
Identification and Certification
Each container bears a label reading "Underwriters Laboratories of Canada" or
"Warnock Hersey Laboratories of Canada - Listed - Fire Retardant Coating" and
"Class A Thermal Barrier"

Testing was conducted by independent polyurethane molding producers in accordance with ASTM E84-91a "Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies". A coverage rate of approximately 80 sq/ft per US Gallon is suggested to achieve a "Class A" rating.

SWRI 99-02 Test method for crawl space evaluation
                     Evaluation Property: Flame Spread and Penetration.

CAN4 S124 M85 Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Protective Coatings for Foamed Plastic.

Testing was conducted in accordance with ASTM E84-91a and CAN4-S102-M88 "Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies" by Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. Following is a summary of the results of those tests

Material 1FSR 2SDC
Douglas Fir Lumber, coated by SAFECOAT LATEX ® with a single coat at a rate of 3. 7 m2 per liter. 5 5
S-P-F Plywood Coated by SAFECOAT LATEX ® with a single coat at a rate of 3.7m2 per liter and a single coat of Safecoat 725 overcoat at 7.4m2 per liter.(3) 5 0
Oriented Strand Board 10 mm nominal thickness, coated by SAFECOAT Latex ® with a single coat at a rate of 3.7 m2 per liter 10 10-25

1 FSR - flame spread rating
2 SDC - smoke developed classification
3 Safecoat 725 is not a fire retardant but is used solely to change gloss and scrubbability of the Safecoat Latex

NOTE: The flammability characteristics of different species of lumber vary. However, the practice of using Douglas Fir as a standard test substrate provides a basis for the comparison of various coatings. Oriented Strand Board (OSB) has a very high flame spread rating and as such requires an individual fire test as shown above. Do not extrapolate OSB Flame Spread rating based on Douglas Fir test results.

It is accepted that the above mentioned values for Douglas Fir can be attributed to other species of lumber predicted to have a flame spread of 100 or less providing the lumber is minimum nominal 25 mm thick. These other species include:

Eastern White Pine Western Hemlock
Lodgepole Pine Western Red Cedar
Pacific Coast Yellow Cedar Western White Pine
Select Red Oak Flooring White Spruce

SAFECOAT E-84 ® is not subject to WHMIS Regulations, nor is it regulated by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

See MSDS for detailed precautions

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