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01Oct92 UK: W AND J LEIGH NEW COATING TO REDUCE TOXIC EMISSIONS IN A FIRE.

A trowelable deck coating from W and J Leigh is coal tar free to reduce toxic emissions in a fire.Epigrip M153D coating is a modification of its epoxy-based, coal tar free Epigrip M153 coating.It has been developed in response to the Cullen Report, following the Piper Alpha disaster, which expressed concern that toxic fumes should be minimised in the event of a fire. Smoke emissions are claimed to be far higher with coal tar products.To satisfy users who wanted a coarser profile coating where oil spillage is likely the new formulation includes a non-sparking calcined bauxite aggregate dressing.It increases the non-slip properties of the coating and extends its service life.The company claims that the modified coating an Epigrip M153D retains all of the properties of the existing coating, including good adhesion to epoxy primers, tie-coats and blast cleaned steel, and resists crude oil and salt water immersion.The aggregate dressing of Epigrip M153D is available in three grades; from light grade for low profile, non-skid internal decks, through to road grade, suitable for roll-on/roll-off decks with vehicles.