CAFCO® BLAZE-SHIELD® II
ISOLATEK® Type II

Quick Resources

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II is the industry-leading commercial density Dry Mix Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material (SFRM).

It is an inorganic, environmentally friendly, Portland cement- based formulation that provides superior fire resistance for structural steel and concrete in commercial construction environments.

This is the product of choice particularly when exposure to severe weather conditions during the construction phase is necessary, or when application efficiency, along with excellent thermal and acoustical insulation properties are desired. With all of these added benefits, it’s wise to follow the advice of many of our customers, “Don’t just fire proof it, BLAZE-SHIELD it.”

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II is the only commercial density product that is classified as “investigated for exterior use” by Underwriters Laboratories, thus allowing it to remain exposed to extreme weather conditions during the construction process.

Benefits
  • Part of the most widely specified Dry Mix Spray family throughout the world for over forty years.
  • Meets or exceeds all major fire protection specifications for Commercial structures including ANSI/ UL 263, ASTM E119, and CAN/ ULC-S101.
    Provides up to 4 hour fire resistance ratings.
  • Exceptionally high recycled content (67% pre-consumer) and other environmentally friendly characteristics provide significant LEED credits.
  • Inorganic material formulation does not promote mold or fungal growth.
  • Portland cement-based formulation makes it suitable to remain exposed to a variety of extreme weather environments during construction, providing exceptional flexibility to sequencing and scheduling of projects.
  • Low pressure, pneumatic spray application equipment requires less manpower to operate.
  • High thermal and acoustical properties provide thermal insulation and noise abatement capabilities.
Product Uses

Applied directly to decking, steel beams, columns or concrete surfaces for concealed commercial environments which may be exposed for prolonged periods of time during the construction cycle.

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 BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II 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 BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II is classified by Underwriters Laboratories for up to 4 hours protection in accordance with the cellulosic fire test and is listed within various UL Designs.

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.

Factory Mutual

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II 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 BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II 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 BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II. The result of the evaluation process assures that the CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II is in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC).

Major Specification and Approval Compliance

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II / ISOLATEK Type II 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 80 10 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 (SFRMs)

Physical Property

ASTM Standard

MasterSpec® Performance Requirements

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II
ISOLATEK Type II

Surface Burning Characteristics

ASTM E84

Flame Spread: 10 or less Smoke Developed: 0

0
0

Density

ASTM E605

15 pcf (240 kg/m3)
16 pcf (256 kg/m3)

Cohesion / Adhesion (Bond Strength)


ASTM E736
150 psf (7.2 kPa)
375 psf (18.0 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)

2,380 psf (114 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/m2 (0.000 g/ft.2)

Fungal Resistance

ASTM G21

Zero Growth After 28 days

Zero Growth After 28 days

Combustibility

ASTM E136

Noncombustible

Noncombustible

Sound Absorption

ASTM C423

0.90 NRC 1″ (25 mm) on solid base
1.05 NRC 2″ (50 mm) on solid base

Thermal Properties

ASTM C518

Conductivity[k] – 0.30 BTU in/hr ft2 oF @ 75oF
(0.043 W/m•K @ 24oC) Resistance [R/inch]-3.33
*Based on independent laboratory tests under controlled conditions.

Product Name

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

Application Guide

Certificate of Compliance

CAFCO® BLAZE-SHIELD® II
ISOLATEK® Type II

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II

CAFCO BLAZE-SHIELD II French

ISOLATEK Type II



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