A brief review of intumescent fire retardant coatings

J. Hao, Wan Ki Chow

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Development and application of intumescent coatings for fire protection are reviewed with the associated chemical aspects discussed. Different types of intumescent coatings and their mechanisms are outlined. Intumescent coatings with special properties such as resistant to high temperature, mildew and rot, transparent as well as multi-functional are summarized. Survey of several products available in the market and their applications are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


  • Fire resistance
  • Fire retardant coatings
  • Intumescent coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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