Recent advances in fire retardant and intumescent coating fireproofing technology have resulted in the ability for GFS to offer bulk fireproofing of raw and pre-engineered wood material. With our new GFS Factory Applied Surface Coating Process, soft natural wood, exotic wood and pre-engineered lumber can now have equivalent and greater fire-resistive properties than Pressure-Treated Fire Retardant wood material.
This proprietary application method impregnates the wood without the use of a pressure process, and as such does not impact the structural integrity of the wood. Due to that, we are able to treat pre-engineered lumber such as Glulams, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL), Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) and Oriented Strand Lumber (OSL) among others.
Due to their wood composite nature, these types of lumber cannot maintain their structural integrity with the traditional pressure treatment process. Our factory applied process provides the ability to treat large quantities of these types of products without the intense conditions of pressure or heat, therefore preserving the natural integrity of the wood.
Thanks to the speed that we are able to treat Lumber using our GFS Surface Coating Process, even very large orders will only take a few days to complete. Our application machines currently handle wood dimensions up to 48” wide.
All GFS Factory Applications are accompanied by a GFS Application Certificate. In addition;
Test Accreditations: Global Fireproof Solutions' Surface Coating Applications on Lumber, Plywood, Glulam, SCLs, OSLs, and OSB utilize 'FX Lumber Guard XT', a Class A rated fire retardant penetrant which has tested successfully in accordance with the following standards.
Additionally, FX Lumber Guard XT holds ICC ESR-3872, IAPMO ER-478 and Intertek Lab’s CCRR-1044.
These applications meet the criteria set forth in the 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 IBC.
Applications are performed at our facilities. Currently we have two locations; Groveland, FL and Cartersville, GA.Contact us at the numbers below for more information.
A Lancaster, TX facility is coming soon!