Project Description

Thermocoat W is a water-based intumescent paint system providing fire resistance to structural steel and cast iron that may be applied by brush, roller or airless spray.

A compatible decorative overcoat system ensures the system will enhance the building’s architectural and design features.

Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a low-odour, water-based coating, making it user and environmentally friendly.

The range of topcoats are either water-based or 2010 compliant and safe to use in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Water based Intumescent for structural steel
  • For 30 mins protection: 1 thick coat – 2.5kg 4 linear m, 5kg 8 linear m, 20kg 32  linear m –  if in any doubt please contact us.
  • For 60, 90 or 120 minutes protection: contact us for further advice specific to your project
2.5kg, 5kg & 20kg packs

How intumescent coatings work

The heat of a fire triggers a catalytic reaction, causing the expansion of an insulating char layer up to 50 times the paint thickness. This layer keeps the steel below its critical temperature, thus maintaining the structural integrity of the building.

See Data Sheets and additional information below




1.1. Product identifier


Product code: TG007/C

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Use of substance / mixture: Water Based Air Drying Intumescent Paint for the protection of structural Steel and cast iron. apply by brush,roller or spray

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Company name: Thermoguard UK Ltd
Kirkby Street
United Kingdom
Tel: 01142 768 008
Fax: 01624 825 526

1.4. Emergency telephone number

Emergency tel: 01624 825 115 (office hours only)

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

Classification under CLP: This product has no classification under CLP.

2.2. Label elements

Label elements:
Precautionary statements: P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P103: Read label before use.
P260: Do not breathe dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P285: In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection.
P301+310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a doctor.
P302+350: IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304+340: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
P305+351+338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P314: Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.
P333+313: If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
P403+233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P501: Dispose of contents/container to licenced waste disposal company.

2.3. Other hazards

PBT: This product is not identified as a PBT/vPvB substance.

4.1. Description of first aid measures

Skin contact: Remove all contaminated clothes and footwear immediately unless stuck to skin. Wash immediately with plenty of soap and water. Do NOT use solvent or thinners In all cases of doubt or when symptons persist. Seek medical attention

Eye contact: Remove contact lenses Bathe the eye with running water for 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical advice

Ingestion: Wash out mouth with water. If accidentally swallowed obtain immediate medical attention If unconscious, check for breathing and apply artificial respiration if necessary. Consult a doctor.

Inhalation: May cause irritation of the respiratory system Remove to fresh air Keep the patient warm and at rest If unconscious, check for breathing and apply artificial respiration if necessary. Consult a doctor.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Skin contact: There may be mild irritation at the site of contact.

Eye contact: There may be irritation and redness.

Ingestion: There may be irritation of the throat.

Inhalation: No data available.

Delayed / immediate effects: Immediate effects can be expected after short-term exposure.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Immediate / special treatment: In all cases of doubt,or when symptoms persist seek medical attention.

5.1. Extinguishing media

Extinguishing media: Suitable extinguishing media for the surrounding fire should be used. Use water spray to cool containers.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Exposure hazards: In combustion emits toxic fumes.

5.3. Advice for fire-fighters

Advice for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Do not allow run off to enter watercourses or drains.

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions: Refer to section 8 of SDS for personal protection details. Turn leaking containers leakside up to prevent the escape of liquid.

6.2. Environmental precautions

Environmental precautions: Do not discharge into drains or rivers. Contain the spillage using bunding. If the product enters Drains or Water courses, the local water company should be contacted immediately.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Clean-up procedures: Absorb into dry earth or sand. Transfer to a closable, labelled salvage container for disposal by an appropriate method.

6.4. Reference to other sections

Reference to other sections: Refer to section 8 of SDS.

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Handling requirements: Avoid direct contact with the substance. Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area. In case of insufficient ventilation wear suitable respiratory protection Do not handle in a confined space. Avoid the formation or spread of mists in the air. Always wash your hands before eating, smoking or using the toilet Wear protective gloves,eye and face protection.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage conditions: Store in a cool, well ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed.

Suitable packaging: Must only be kept in original packaging.

7.3. Specific end use(s)

Specific end use(s): the identified uses of this product are detailed in section 1.

8.1. Control parameters

Workplace exposure limits: No data available.


DNEL / PNEC No data available.

8.2. Exposure controls

Engineering measures: Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area. where practical by use of local exhaust ventilation.

Respiratory protection: in case of insufficient ventilation suitable respiratory equipment should be used If spraying respiratory protection will be required.

Hand protection: Protective gloves. the instructions and information provided by the glove manufacturer on use storage maintenance and replacement must be followed.

Eye protection: Safety glasses. manufactured and tested to EN 166and designed to protect against splashes Ensure eye bath is to hand.

Skin protection: Protective clothing.

Environmental: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

State: Liquid
Odour: Characteristic odour
Solubility in water: Miscible
Viscosity: Viscous
Boiling point/range°C: 100
Flash point°C: N/A
Relative density: 1.35 pH: 8.5
VOC g/l: 10

9.2. Other information

Other information: VOC Content: EU limit for this product is(CatA/i) is 500 g/litre

10.1. Reactivity

Reactivity: Stable under recommended transport or storage conditions.

10.2. Chemical stability

Chemical stability: Stable under normal conditions.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions: Hazardous reactions will not occur under normal transport or storage conditions. Decomposition may occur on exposure to conditions or materials listed below.

10.4. Conditions to avoid

Conditions to avoid: Heat.

10.5. Incompatible materials

Materials to avoid: Strong oxidising agents. Strong acids.

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

Haz. decomp. products: In combustion emits toxic fumes.

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

Toxicity values: No data available.

Symptoms / routes of exposure

Skin contact: There may be mild irritation at the site of contact.

Eye contact: There may be irritation and redness.

Ingestion: There may be irritation of the throat.

Inhalation: No data available.

Delayed / immediate effects: Immediate effects can be expected after short-term exposure.

Other information: In all cases of doubt or where symptons persist obtain medical attention.

12.1. Toxicity

Ecotoxicity values: No data available.

12.2. Persistence and degradability

Persistence and degradability: Biodegradable.

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential

Bioaccumulative potential: No bioaccumulation potential.

12.4. Mobility in soil

Mobility: Readily absorbed into soil.

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

PBT identification: This product is not identified as a PBT/vPvB substance.

12.6. Other adverse effects

Other adverse effects: Negligible ecotoxicity.

13.1. Waste treatment methods

Disposal operations: Transfer to a suitable container and arrange for collection by specialised disposal company.

Waste code number: 08 01 12

Disposal of packaging: Dispose of as normal industrial waste.

NB: The user’s attention is drawn to the possible existence of regional or national regulations regarding disposal.

Transport class: This product does not require a classification for transport.

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

Specific regulations: This product is subject to classification under the VOC Product Regulations SI 2006 No 2773 Regulation(EC) N0 1272/2008 of the European parliament and Council on 18 December 2008 on Classification,labelling,packaging of substances and mixtures(as amended).

15.2. Chemical Safety Assessment

Chemical safety assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out for the substance or the mixture by the supplier.

Other information: This safety data sheet is prepared in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/830.

* indicates text in the SDS which has changed since the last revision.

Legal disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. This company shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.