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GFS Factory Applied Solutions for Dimensional and Pre-Engineered Lumber

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 new application process does not impact the structural integrity of the wood, therefore 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.

Engineered Lumber after Fire Treatment
Dimensional Lumber after Fire Treatment

Fast Turnaround, Less Labor

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.

Application Identification

All GFS Factory Applications are accompanied by a GFS Application Certificate. In addition;

  • Fire retardant applications can be clear or tinted red and stamped or non-stamped.
  • Intumescent coating applications are white in color but can be top coated with a paint for color aesthetics and can be stamped and non-stamped.
Fire Treated OSB

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.

  • ASTM E84 Class A
  • ASTM E2768 Class A
  • ASTM D2898
  • CAN/ULC S102
  • NFPA 255/703
  • ANSI/UL 723
  • UBC 42.1

Additionally, FX Lumber Guard XT holds ICC ESR-3872, IAPMO ER-478 and Intertek Lab’s CCRR-1044.

GFS Fire Treated Stamp on a sheet of Plywood Sheathing

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.

Corporate HQ

Corporate HQ

Phone
(877) 751-0990
Email
info@globalfire.us

South

South

Phone
(407) 900-2951
Mail
south@globalfire.us

Midwest

Midwest

Phone
(312) 646-7399
Email
midwest@globalfire.us

Northeast

Northeast

Phone
(646) 663-7852
Email
northeast@globalfire.us

West

West

Phone
(818) 691-7225
Email
west@globalfire.us