Hempacore AQ


Hempacore AQ is a very low VOC, one-component waterborne acrylic thin film intumescent coating for passive fire protection of structural steel against cellulosic fires. It has been optimized for On-site applications at R60. Applications in shop and/or R90 may be possible depending on the project.
  • Features

    Excellent DFTs for open sections at 60 minutes Suitable for both open, closed and cellular beams steel structures. Tested and approved according to EN13381-8 for up to 90 minutes fire protection. It has ETA with 3rd party verified CE mark. Environmental Product Declaration with third-party certification available (Type III EPD, acc. to ISO 14025, EN 15804). Product can contribute to EPD credits for LEED and BREEAM projects. Complies with EU Directive 2004/42/EC, The Paints Directive on the limitation of volatile organic compounds: subcategory i.
  • Recommended use

    Hempacore AQ is recommended as an intumescent fire protection for structural steel in interior use up to Type Y conditions (EAD350402-00-1106 / EN 16623) and C2 conditions (ISO 12944-2). It is suitable for I-section beams, H columns, hollow sections and cellular beams. It can also be used as a repair and touch-up coating for damaged areas of freshly applied Hempacore AQ.
  • Markets and application

    Infrastructure/Civil structures

New REACH restriction on diisocyanates

A new EU Regulation 2020/1149 will come into force the 24 August 2023. Read more about the new REACH regulation on diiscocyanates here.