New Product for Fire Sealing Sockets
- Published: Thursday, 27 September 2012 19:33
The Protecta Putty Pad has been designed to maintain the fire resistance of gypsum walls where these are breached by electical switches and sockets.
The Putty Pad is a non-setting flexible intumescent pad based on a silicone polymer with additional fire retardant additives. The Putty Pad can be fitted inside or on the outside of the socket or switch box and in a fire they form a robust fire resistant char that prevents burn through at the location of electrical penetrations. Only 1 pad is required for each box and these can be any combination of internal/external fix to allow more flexibility when fixing drywall linings on second fix.
The Putty Pad can be supplied in 4 sizes to suit single or double electrical boxes and are supplied on a quick release paper. The Putty Pad is also an ideal product for air-sealing around penetration openings.