Trelleborg’s offshore operation launches its next-generation Firestop material.
The newly developed fire-resistant material is thinner and lighter than any current passive fire protection materials available to the market.
Ben Erik Jansen, Business Development Director with Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Norway states: “For decades Trelleborg has supplied the oil and gas market with fire protection solutions based on our Firestop technology, a rubber-based compound that can withstand severe fire scenarios. We developed the next-generation Firestop material at our in-house laboratory in Norway. Based on proven technology, the material is lighter and thinner than our first generation material. The newly formulated compound enables us to reduce both costs and lead time for our customers. Since the new material can easily be moulded and extruded in all shapes and profiles, we intend to identify new applications for the material in other markets.”