Polyurethane Foam Fire Tests

ASTM D4017  Results of Volatile Organic Compound Content (VOC) Testing of Contego (High Solids) Intumescent

Location: KTA
Test Date: 10.16.18

Once again Contego (HS) achieves a superior zero VOC rating.

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EN 13823:2002 Test: Ekospray PU foam+ Contego (CON-RFB)

Location: TUV Eesti OU
Test Date:  8.4.15

The product Ekospray PUF 40 mm was coated with Contego (CON-RFB) at 500 micron and protected for 20 minutes with No falling specimen parts; No smoke; No backing board failure and No distortion/collapse of the specimen.

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UL 1715: Fire Retardant for Wall Construction as to Fire Growth and Damageability in Accordance with ANSI/UL 1715

Location: UL
Test Date:  2015

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EN 13823 (SBI Method) and EN ISO 11925-2

Location: SP Fire Research
Test Date:  10.6.2014

Test was performed on “Moln” composite panel, with a foam core and GRP surface layer on both sides.  The panel has an intumescent paint coating.

Test results for EN 13823 and EN ISO 11925-2, part 1

Test results for EN 13823 and EN ISO 11925-2, part 2



Grinnell Mutual Fire Test “Contego Contained Fire in Grinnell Mutual Research”



AIT Labs  “Fire Resistance Test”

Location: AIT
Test Date:  12.28.2000

Our first ad hoc test on polyurethane foam insulation demonstrated that untreated foam was highly flammable and produced extremely high volumes of dense, black smoke. However, with just two coats of Contego, the foam was completely protected.   Click on the link to watch the video to see for yourself.

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UBC – 26.3  “Room Fire Test Standard for Interior of Foam Plastic Systems”

Location: SwRI
Test Date:  11.05.2002

After 11 minutes after the start of the test, all indicators – smoke generation, temperature, and threshold heat rise, were all actually declining and continued to decline until the test was terminated.

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ASTM D4541-09e1 “Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers”

Test Name:  ASTM-D4541-09e1
Location: KTA
Test Date: 09.25.2013

Our ASTM D-4541 test was conducted September 25, 2013 at KTA and showed over 630 PSI, more than twice that of our closest competitor and four times that of others.  Combined with results of our ASTM D3359 test using both the cross cut and ribbon cut methods with 0% loss, nothing beats Contego’s adhesion.

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ASTM D3359  “Standard Methods For Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test”

Location: Touchstone Laboratories
Test Date:  01.27.2004

Using both methods available under ASTM D-3359, adhesion was 100% with 0% paint loss by peeling or removal on a completely nonporous surface.

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ASTM E84-10  (UL 723, UBC 8-1, NFPA 255)  “Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials”

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BSS 7239-88  “Test Method for Toxic Gas Generation by Materials On Combustion”

Location: Omega Point Laboratories
Test Date:  02.06.2002

We measured toxicity native in the can as well as in a burn condition using a cone colorimeter. The results show that Contego is completely non-toxic. No other product comes close.

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ASTM D4017  “Volatile Organic Compound Content”

Location: KTA
Test Date:  06.11.2007

Contego Original Intumescent isn’t a LOW VOC product, it is a NO VOC product with VOC levels too low for currently available technology to detect.

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Architectural Specification for Polyurethane Foam Insulation


Original Formula Product Data Sheet


High Solids Product Data Sheet


Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)



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