Global Fireproof Solutions, Inc.

OSB & Engineered Wood Products

Class A, 30-Minute

 

An Industry First!

Global Fireproof Solutions is the first company to bring to market a Fire-Retardant Treatment that achieves a 30-minute rating (ASTM E2768) when applied to OSB sheathing!

 
 
Fire Retardant Treated, 30-Minute OSB treated by Global Fireproof Solutions.

Fire Retardant Treated, 30-Minute OSB treated by Global Fireproof Solutions.

Intertek Certified 30-Minute OSB

FX Lumber Guard XT has tested successfully to Class A, 30-Minute Rating on OSB, making it the first fire-retardant chemical to achieve that rating without the thick, fragile magnesium and intumescent based applications that were previously the only way to achieve those ratings on OSB.

Applications on OSB, performed by Global Fireproof Solutions, are Certified under Intertek CCRR-1044 to meet the ASTM E84 and ASTM E2768 Standards.

FX Lumber Guard XT FRT OSB Sheathing provides higher design values than Pressure Impregnated FRTW Plywood at the same thickness and creates a superior substrate for securely fastening exterior facing. It is the premier choice for your project to meet Fire Codes while reducing dead load and wall thickness when compared to common alternatives.

FX Lumber Guard XT FRT OSB Sheathing can be used in type II, III, and V construction as a listed component in fire-rated interior wall, exterior wall, and roof deck assemblies — and as an alternative to Pressure Impregnated FRTW Plywood. In addition, it has a higher load-span ratings than FRTW Plywood of the same thickness, and can reduce labor costs and construction time compared to gypsum-over-wood options.

 

Major Advantages of FX Lumber Guard XT

  • Meets all 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 Building Code Requirements.

  • UL GREENGUARD Gold Certificate, highest UL GREEN Certification for Fire Retardant

  • Exterior Rated Fire Retardant will not degrade if rained on during transport or construction.

  • No Design Value Loss — The application causes no strength loss or damage to the substrate, unlike other application methods (e.g. pressure treating).

  • Drilling and cutting are allowed.

  • Neutral pH — No special hardware is required.

  • Fast Turnaround Time, full truckloads can typically be turned in 3-5 business days.

These applications meet or exceed requirements for ASTM E84 and E2768 10-minute and 30-minute fire testing, are tinted Red for easy visual identification, and treated material is also stamped with a large-format stamp detailing the Fire Retardant tests and standards.

After treatment, material is wrapped and labeled for easy identification.

After treatment, material is wrapped and labeled for easy identification.


 
Glulam Beams treated at Global Fireproof Solutions, Inc. Groveland, FL Branch

Glulam Beams treated at Global Fireproof Solutions, Inc. Groveland, FL Branch

A Fire Retardant Designed for Engineered Wood Products

In order to effectively treat Engineered Wood Products, Global Fireproof Solutions worked with Fire Retardant Coatings of Texas to develop a proprietary process that allows us to treat virtually all varieties of EWP without the use of damaging pressure impregnation & kiln drying.

These applications meet or exceed requirements for ASTM E84 and E2768 10-minute and 30-minute fire testing, are tinted Red for easy visual identification, and treated material is also stamped with a large-format stamp detailing the Fire Retardant tests and standards.

Click the links below to download Submittal Documents for Global Fireproof Solutions’ Fire Retardant Applications for EWP.

 

For additional documentation, please Contact Us!