HMG Powder Coatings deliver highest technical competency

HMG Powder Coatings can proudly announce that they have been successful in upgrading their fire resistance accreditations to the new and exacting specifications across all their polyester range of products. These new standards have been set out by the construction and rail infrastructure & rolling stock market segments and HMG have sailed through them with flying colours.

HMG have long supplied their Qualicoat-approved polyester powder coatings for use in the construction industry and architectural markets. Fire resistance testing has moved on over the years, and the latest EU and UK regulations require that only non-combustible materials may be used for exterior wall systems, particularly buildings with a storey over 18m in height.

The flammability of a material is categorised according to EN 13501-1, and only those achieving Class A1, or Class A2-s1,d0 are considered suitable for architectural buildings. Class A1 cannot be achieved using any organic paint system, the highest fire rating for a coating is Class A2-S1, D0.

HMG results Passed as follows:

  • A2 - Classification for not significantly contributing to fire load or fire growth
  • S1 - Little or no smoke production
  • D0 - No Burning Droplets or Particles

These tests have been carried out by our partner Exova at their Warrington site and in accordance with EN 13501 – 1 standards.

“Having our entire polyester range formally tested and approved gives specifiers the freedom to express their designs and choose from the extensive range of finishes and colours available from the stocked range, or from our tailor-made solutions.” explained Robert McIlorum, Sales Manager at HMG Powder Coatings Ltd.

This specification is a significant move forward on flame retardancy and has been adopted onto the TfL London Underground approval list for the same range of Polyester powder coatings.

This epitomises the continued investment by HMG Powder Coatings in delivering the highest technical competency of both products and people in their business. 

A full classification report is available for download from the website.

To request more information, or order coatings that meet the UK Building Regulations 2018, please contact your local HMG representative.