CAFCO® 300
ISOLATEK® Type 300

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CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 is the most innovative, widely specified and used commercial density, Wet Mix Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM) in the world.

CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 is a Gypsum- based formulation that offers the most cost effective fire resistance performance per unit thickness of any commercial SFRM in the world.

The thermal performance advantages of CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 results in reduced installed costs over any commercial density Wet Spray fire protection material in the industry. It also provides industry leading physical performance and application efficiencies that are unsurpassed.

Benefits
  • Meets or exceeds all major fire protection specifications for Commercial structures including BS476: Parts 20 & 21, EN1338-1: Parts 3 & 4, ANSI/ UL 263, ASTM E119, CAN/ULC-S101.
  • Provides up to 4 hour fire resistance ratings.
  • Its additional family of products (CAFCO 300 ES / ISOLATEK Type 300 ES and CAFCO 300 SB / ISOLATEK Type 300 SB) provides specific benefits such as eliminating the need for daily priming and flushing out of lines, and easily identified tint for retrofit applications.
  • Offers the most cost effective fire resistance performance per unit thickness of any commercial density SFRM in the world.
  • Exceeds industry in-place physical performance standards.
  • Worldwide manufacturing facilities ensure timely availability.
  • Offers LEED building credits for recycled content.
Product Uses

Designed to provide fire protection for up to 4 hour ratings for various floor and roof deck assemblies, steel beams, columns, and joists in commercial construction projects

Fire Tests & Approvals

In order to meet the performance and durability criteria set forth by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and other major industry specifying organizations, CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 has undergone the most rigorous testing in accordance with the world’s most demanding safety protocols.

Cellulosic – ANSI/UL263 (ASTM E119) – Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

This cellulosic fire test is traditionally used to evaluate materials for use in the protection of modern day commercial structures. This test reaches 1000°F (537°C) after 5 minutes and gradually reaches a temperature of 2000°F (1093°C) after a period of up to 4 hours.

CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 is classified by Underwriters Laboratories for up to 4 hours protection in accordance with ANSI/ UL263 and is listed within various UL Designs. CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 has also been evaluated in accordance with BS476: Part 21: 1987 for periods up to 4 hours on beams and columns which is listed within a Warrington assessment report.

UL Classification Mark

The UL Classification Mark indicates compliance with global requirements as it relates to a specific risk or casualty. With the Classification service, UL determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a product complying with UL’s requirements with respect to one or more of the following:

  • Specific risk, e.g., casualty, fire, etc.
  • Performance under specific conditions
  • Compliance with regulatory codes
  • Compliance with specific standards such as international standards
  • Other condition, as determined by UL

All of the products carrying a UL Classification Mark are covered by UL’s Follow-Up Services program to verify that products carrying the UL Classification Mark continue to be manufactured in compliance with UL’s safety requirements.

Cellulosic – BS476: Part 20: 1987 – Method of Determination of the fire resistance of elements construction & EN 1363-1 – Fire Resistance Tests, General Requirements

This cellulosic fire test is traditionally used to evaluate materials for use in the protection of modern day commercial structures. This test reaches 1069°F (576°C) after 5 minutes and gradually reaches a temperature of 2107°F (1153°C) after a period of up to 4 hours.

CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 has been evaluated in accordance with BS476: Parts 20-21: 1987 & EN 1363-2 for periods up to 4 hours on beams and columns which is listed within a Warrington assessment report.

Factory Mutual

CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 is a Factory Mutual (FM) approved product.

New York City Materials and Equipment Acceptance (MEA)

An MEA Number is the number assigned to a product that has been approved for use in New York City by the MEA Division. CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 has been reviewed and MEA numbers have been assigned.

The MEA division regulates “certain materials and equipment (that) require Department of Buildings acceptance.” These manufactured items affect public safety, health and welfare (including structural stability and fire safety) and are usually a permanent part of a building.

Evaluation Service Report

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has conducted a technical evaluation on CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300. The result of the evaluation process assures that the CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 is in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC).

Certifire

CERTIFIRE is an independent third party certification that assures quality, performance, dependability and traceability of fire protection products. It is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry that is recognized by regulatory authorities worldwide.

In choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurances as to the performance of the product. CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 carries this marking and is listed under Certifire Approval No. CF 768.

CE Declaration of Conformity

The CE marking is a key indicator of CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 product’s compliance with EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market.

Declaration of Conformity

Major Specification and Approval Compliance

CAFCO 300 / ISOLATEK Type 300 complies with the requirements of the following specifications:

  • MasterSpec®, Section 078100 Applied Fireproofing (AIA)
  • MasterFormat® 2014, Section 07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing (CSC,CSI)
  • Unified Facilities Guide Specification, UFGS 07 81 00 Spray-Applied Fireproofing (USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC, NASA)
  • Master Construction Specifications, Number 07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing (VA)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 Protection of the Environment (EPA)
  • PBS-P100, Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Services (GSA)



ASTM Physical Performance Standards

Test Performance*
Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM’s)

Physical Property

ASTM Standard

MasterSpec® Performance Requirements

CAFCO 300
ISOLATEK Type 300

Surface Burning Characteristics

ASTM E84

Flame Spread: 10 or less Smoke Developed: 0

0
0

Density

ASTM E605

15 pcf (240 kg/m3)
15 pcf (240 kg/m3)

Cohesion / Adhesion (Bond Strength)

ASTM E736

150 psf (7.2 kPa)

406 psf (19.4 kPa)

Deflection

ASTM E759

No cracks, spalling, or delamination

No cracks, spalling, or delamination

Bond Impact

ASTM E760

No cracks, spalling, or delamination

No cracks, spalling, or delamination

Compressive Strength

ASTM E761

1,440 psf (68.9 kPa)

3,311 psf (158.5 kPa)

Corrosion

ASTM E937

Does not promote corrosion of steel

Does not promote corrosion of steel

Air Erosion

ASTM E859

Max. 0.025 g/ft.2
0.000 g/ft.2 (0.000 g/m2)

Fungal Resistance

ASTM G21

Zero Growth After 28 days

Zero Growth After 28 days

Combustibility

ASTM E136

Noncombustible

Noncombustible

Cone Calorimeter

ASTM E1354

No Flaming or Heat Release

No Flaming or Heat Release

Sound Absorption

ASTM C423

0.50 NRC 1″ (25 mm) on deck and beam

Thermal Properties

ASTM C518

Conductivity[k] – 0.54 BTU in/hr ft2 oF @ 75oF
(0.078 W/m•K @ 24oC)Resistance [R/inch]-1.85
*Based on independent laboratory tests under controlled conditions.

Product Name

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

Application Guides

Certificate of Compliance

CAFCO® 300
ISOLATEK® Type 300

CAFCO 300

ISOLATEK Type 300

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