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Fire Resistant Coating

Firefree 88®, also known as "Ff88®," is a top-tier, water-based, non-toxic, thin-film fire-resistant Coating. Our product has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets the fire rating standards mandated by the International Building Code.

  • Cost efficient
  • High performance
  • Fully tested and certified
  • Easy to use and apply
  • Usable on multiple substrates and assemblies
  • Eco-friendly
  • Light Weight

Download Our Ff88® Manuals

If you have any questions before, during, or after applying Ff88® Coatings that are not covered in the application instructions, please feel free to contact support@Firefree.com. You need to provide detailed information & documentation about your questions.

Ff88® Product Application Downloads

If you have any questions before, during, or after applying Ff88® Coatings that are not covered in the application instructions, please feel free to contact support@Firefree.com. You need to provide detailed information & documentation about your questions.

Assemblies / Drawings

At Firefree Coatings, we provide a comprehensive range of assembly drawings for projects that require fire retardant coatings. Our offerings include a diverse array of structures, such as wood and gypsum assemblies for floor-ceiling, roof-ceiling, walls, and finished ceilings, all with fire resistance ratings ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

For wood assemblies, we offer floor-ceiling systems with 1-hour ratings (e.g., WFC101, WFC102) and 2-hour ratings (e.g., WFC201, WFC202), as well as roof-ceiling assemblies with 1-hour ratings (e.g., WRC101, WRC102). Additionally, we provide wall assemblies with 2-hour fire resistance ratings (e.g., WW201, WW202).

Our gypsum assemblies cover a variety of floor-ceiling and wall configurations, including 1-hour floor-ceiling assemblies (e.g., GFC101, GFC102) and 2-hour options (e.g., GFC201, GFC202), as well as 1-hour (e.g., GW101, GW102) and 2-hour (e.g., GW201, GW202) wall assemblies.

We also offer plaster assemblies with both 1-hour (e.g., PC101, PC102) and 2-hour (e.g., PC201, PC202) floor-ceiling systems, as well as 1-hour (e.g., PW101, PW102) and 2-hour (e.g., PW201, PW202) wall configurations. Additionally, our embossed tin assemblies provide a unique aesthetic with 1-hour (e.g., TC101, TC102) and 2-hour (e.g., TC201, TC202) floor-ceiling systems.

You can contact us for detailed information or specific assembly drawings, referencing the FF File numbers provided in our listings. These drawings are crucial for ensuring that projects meet the necessary fire safety standards while utilizing our Firefree 88® fire retardant coatings.

Ff88® Product/Safety Data sheets and other manuals

If you have any questions before, during, or after applying Ff88® Coatings that are not covered in the application instructions, please feel free to contact support@Firefree.com. You need to provide detailed information & documentation about your questions.

Firefree 88® Technical

Firefree 88® is a highly effective fire retardant coating that has been rigorously tested to meet a wide range of fire safety standards. One of the key tests it has passed is the ASTM E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test, which evaluates the flame spread & smoke development of materials like Douglas fir, cement board, carbon fiber, and various composites. This test is crucial for determining how quickly a fire can spread & how much smoke is produced, which are critical factors in fire safety.

In addition to ASTM E-84, Firefree 88® has undergone testing according to the British standards BS 476 Part 6 & 7, demonstrating its effectiveness on materials such as timber and gypsum board. It has also been evaluated in Room Corner Tests, including UBC 8-2 and NFPA 286, to assess its performance in preventing fire spread in realistic scenarios. Additionally, it has been tested according to ASTM E-119 and CAN & ULC-S101 for wall assemblies, with ratings up to two hours, indicating its ability to maintain structural integrity during a fire.

For international standards, it meets the requirements of the Australian Standard AS 1530.4 and the European Standard EN 13501-1. Safety is also a priority, as evidenced by Firefree 88®'s toxicity assessments, including the BSS-7239-88 Boeing test and the University of Pittsburgh's Combustion Product Toxicity test. Its smoke density has been evaluated under ASTM E-662-97, ensuring it is safe for use in various environments.

Overview of Firefree 88®

Our Firefree 88® Coating meets fire-resistant ratings mandated by the International Building Code, including FM 4975, ASTM E 119 (1 and 2 hours), ASTM E 662-97, ASTM E 162-98, ASTM E 3675-98, ASTM E 814, ASTM E 1354-94, ASTM E 84, Room Corner Test (UBC 8-2, UBC 26-3, NFPA 286), EN 13501-1, and BS 476. It is specifically designed for use on wall assemblies, floor/ceiling assemblies, roof ceiling assemblies, and individual structural members, providing reliable fire protection where it matters most.

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Benefits of Our Firefree 88® Coating


Firefree 88® offers cost-efficient fire protection. Its superior performance ensures savings on material and labor costs. Compared to other options, savings of 30% to 70% are possible, making it ideal for various applications like retrofits, new construction, and more.

High Performance

This fire-resistant Coating creates a genuine fire barrier for different materials & structures. Withstanding temperatures up to 2000°F for two hours, Ff88® offers exceptional fire protection. It helps contain fires, reduces smoke spread, and maintains structural strength.

Fully Tested and Certified

Firefree 88® (Ff88®) has undergone rigorous testing to meet various international standards. It has been tested and approved by organizations like ASTM, FM Approvals, ICC, UL, and NY MEA. These tests include ASTM E119 (1 and 2 hours), FM 4975, FM 4470 and more.

Used On Various Materials

Our Firefree 88® is an easy to use, high-quality, water based intumescent coating that can be used on a wide range of substrates to provide true fire resistant protection to your building. It can be applied to Douglas fir, cement board, carbon fiber and more… As is.

Usable on Substrates & Assemblies

Firefree 88® (Ff88®) is a special type of Coating that can withstand fire for up to two hours. It is used in construction & transportation for various surfaces like wood, gypsum board, metal, and more. Ff88® can even be used outside if it's covered with a Firefree Exterior Topcoat (FfE).


Firefree 88® is LEED v4 certified, complies with Green Standards Performance needs under MPI GPS-01 & GPS-02, and is Green Categorized under FM Approvals. This Coating is well-known for its lower VOCs, which are extremely low in comparison to the current EPA regulations.

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Firefree 88® is extensively tested and certified to ensure safety and performance. It is UL Classified (R14654) on OSB and Douglas fir, FM Approved per FM 4975, and ICC Listed (ESR 4271). It also complies with international standards such as Class O, as per BS 476 Part 6 & 7, and Class 1-S, as per NZBC Verification Method. These certifications confirm that the coating meets rigorous safety and performance standards.
This Coating is suitable for a variety of applications, including structural steel, wood, concrete, and gypsum board. It is commonly used in commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in residential structures, to enhance fire safety and compliance with building codes.
Ff88® Intumescent Coatings is typically applied in multiple layers using a brush, roller, or spray equipment. The number of layers and thickness required depends on the substrate and the level of fire protection needed. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper application and to ensure the Coatings effectiveness.
Ff88® Intumescent Coatings offer several advantages, including their ability to provide passive fire protection without compromising the aesthetics of the surface. It is also easy to apply and maintain, making it a cost-effective solution for enhancing fire safety in buildings. Additionally, Ff88® Intumescent Coatings are environmentally friendly and meet stringent fire safety standards.