At Contego we are frequently asked to provide an educational service for architects, contractors and applicators so they can have a better understanding of why Contego is the preferred passive fire retardant coating throughout the world. Contego often provides this presentation in the form of a “Lunch and Learn Seminar”. This popular presentation is designed to help those who specify and apply fire protection materials for steel, wood, foam, concrete and most other substrates.
Contego developed a new generation of intumescent paint technology that has re-scripted the entire product category. As a result, Contego has been inundated with requests for Lunch and Learn presentations. Since Contego is a small, privately owned business, doesn’t advertise, doesn’t go to trade shows and has never sent out any unsolicited direct mail, nobody knew about us except for those that found us web surfing or had a direct word of mouth referral. Eighty-five percent of our business is repeat business from those that have previously utilized our product, so demand for Lunch and Learn presentations used to be manageable. While we have done many of the presentations over the years, recently requests outnumber what we have been able to do by perhaps 200 to 1, so we came up with a virtual Lunch and Learn. All of the content from a typical Lunch and Learn is here in the video below, you are just missing the ability to ask questions (you can always call or email with those) and, of course, the sandwich.
However, what you WILL get from watching the video presentation is a lot of very interesting information about intumescent paint technology in general and Contego specifically. Contego has a rich portfolio of advantages over other intumescents/passive fire barriers that will be important to almost every project you have now and into the future. As you watch this, be prepared to forget almost everything you’ve learned about intumescent paint technology.