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February 11, 2014 - Able to withstand exposure to elevated temperatures, FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 can provide concrete tunnel lining fire protection and fire protection of ventilation shafts, escape tunnels and refuges, as well as critical systems. Product offers single layer application onto concrete or metal substrates using standard spray equipment and adheres to most construction materials with strength typically 8x its weight. Product can be trowelled flat and can also be cast into sheet form.

Morgan Advanced Materials Announces FireMaster® FireBarrier(TM) High Performance Fire Protection

Morgan Advanced Ceramics
225 Theodore Rice Blvd.
New Bedford, MA, 02745

Press release date: January 1, 2014

Superior fire protection with simple and cost effective installation ideal for use in tunnels

Morgan Advanced Materials announces the availability of FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 sprayed refractory cement, offering superior fire protection and simple, cost effective installation. FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 is ideal for concrete tunnel lining fire protection and the fire protection of ventilation shafts, escape tunnels and refuges as well as critical systems such as water mains and communication cables.

FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 has been specially developed for the high temperatures that may occur in tunnel fires. Unlike most other products used for tunnel fire protection, it can withstand repeated and prolonged exposure to high-temperatures. It can be installed onto concrete or metal substrates using standard spray equipment and featuring very low spraying wastage during installation, its single layer application makes it fast and easy to install. It is adhesive to most construction materials and can be installed quickly, helping to reduce labor costs while maintaining the final product’s quality and proven reliability.

FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 has extremely high adhesion strength – typically eight times its weight, allowing fixings to be attached directly to it. It can be trowelled flat to provide a high-quality surface finish that can be used as the final tunnel lining surface (with optional painting), avoiding the need for expensive secondary cladding. The material can also be cast into sheet form and installed as a dry board or shape for applications where spraying is not convenient.

Comprehensive and extensive testing of FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 per the RWS fire curve and required by  NFPA 502 has proven that the material resists environmental conditions found in tunnels, making it ideal for tunnel fire protection. FireMaster® FireBarrier™ 135 is resistant to water jet sprays used to clean tunnel lining, and will not spall when subjected to water hose sprays at high temperature, increasing fire-fighting safety.

About Morgan Advanced Materials
Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.

From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers’ products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.

The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.

Thermal Ceramics is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

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For further information, please contact:
Kristin Nugent, Tel 1-617-367-0100 ext. 148

Scott Bentley, Morgan Advanced Materials
Tel +44 (0)1299 827000
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