PPG is an industry leader in both Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection (PFP) and Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection. Our PPG PITT-CHAR system has been trusted for decades to protect safety critical structures and equipment in hazardous environments, particularly in the oil and gas industries. Providing Cellulosic Passive Fire Protection, our PPG STEELGUARD intumescent coatings work by expanding at high temperatures, from a very thin, lightweight coating, into a thick, foam-like layer that insulates steel from fire. Both our fire protection systems meet the most rigorous industry testing standards.
PPG is proud to partner with Albi Protective Coatings™ to enhance our fire protection offering. Albi products are available directly from PPG or through our company owned stores or dealers. Only available in the US and Canada.
Cellulosic Fire Protection
Our excellent fire protection is delivered with specially formulated intumescent coatings designed to expand at high temperatures to insulate steel from cellulosic fire.
Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection
Trusted to provide PFP technology to protect critical structures and equipment in hazardous environments while meeting the challenges of complex hydrocarbon fire scenarios that can potentially involve pool fires, jet fires and explosions in both onshore and offshore environments.
PPG PITT-CHAR® NX
Representing a major advance in hydrocarbon passive fire protection that is safer, tougher, thinner, lighter and faster. PPG PITT-CHAR NX is our next generation flexible epoxy intumescent coating system formulated with patent-pending technology.
PPG STEELGUARD® 701 and 801
These advanced coatings are part of our leading cellulosic fire protection range. They are solvent-based reactive intumescent coatings that have been specifically developed to target 30- and 60-minute fire scenarios.
PPG STEELGUARD® 651
This new waterborne thin-film intumescent coating for up to 120 minutes cellulosic fire protection has been tested and certified to the latest international standards and comply with the most stringent environmental regulations.
PPG STEELGUARD® 703/803
New range of thin-film intumescent coatings, designed to protect I, H beams and columns (open sections), providing up to 45 minutes’ cellulosic fire protection. These highly protective coatings expand at extreme temperatures, transforming from an ultra-thin film into a thick, foam-like layer that insulates the steel from cellulosic fire.
Albi Protective Coatings
Albi offers a variety of UL approved thin-film intumescent coatings as well as fire resistant materials. Please click on the link for more details.
Tikkurila Fontefire ST-60-1
Following Tikkurilla's integration into the PPG family, Fontefire ST-60-1 is now available to compliment the PPG Steelguard range of cellulosic intumescent products. Please click on the link for more details.
PPG Fire Protection Solution for Electric Vehicles
From PPG's automotive division, CORACHAR™ SE 4000 is a coating developed for electric vehicles that provides safety and performance standards for a wide range of applications, including battery pack assemblies and energy storage devices. Our extensive experience with fire protection puts passenger and first responder safety first, and the CoraChar™ SE 4000 series coating continues PPG's strong legacy of trusted technology and high-quality coating applications.