Phoenix Fire Protection  coatings for use on structural steelwork. 

Zone Phoenix products encompass over thirty years of experience in design, testing and manufacture of corrosion and fire protection.  This knowledge has enabled Zone  to sell a wide range of intumescent coatings that will provide architects and engineers with realistic solutions to the potential problems caused to steel structures by corrosion and fire hazards. 

Zone provide a world-class range of intumescent coatings for structural steelwork up to 120 minutes.  We are part of a protective coatings package with Sherwin Williams (Wattyl) which enables us to provide robust solutions and importantly, meaningful warranties.

Key attributes: 

  • Independently tested to BS476.21 
  • Fire Resistance Ratings of 30,60,90 and 120 mins
  • Water-based, Solvent and Epoxy products in range
  • Strong 'in service" performance
  • System & product warranties available
Phoenix intumescent coatings are only applied by our Zone preferred applicator network.  For applicators in your region, please call us to discuss your requirements. 


The best product for the right situation

ZONE Phoenix have a range of intumescent paint coatings for all New Zealand conditions.  Our specification service ensures that we choose the best products for the right site conditions.  Our technical knowledge will assist in making those choices, relative to the environmental conditions as guided by AS/NZS2312:2014.  With over 10 years of successful project history in NZ, Phoenix is a solid choice by specifiers. 



Sherwin Williams Protective Coatings release the newest in intumescent technology to NZ  

The ZONE Phoenix brand of intumescent paint coatings is owned by global supplier Sherwin Williams.  Sherwin Williams is a global leader in the development and manufacture of industrial coatings and fire protection for steel.  Zone are proud to distribute and provide technical backup for Phoenix & Firetex in NZ.  

Sherwin William's Protective Coatings division in NZ and Australia, have recently launched Firetex FX6002 to their relative markets.  Firetex FX6002 is ultra-fast drying intumescent coatings for structural steel, enabling fast track construction using off-site technology. 

Our FIRETEX® cellulosic intumescent coatings are designed to meet the highest performance, aesthetic and environmental demands of today’s civil construction industry – helping extend the critical time to save people and structures. These solutions also provide a smooth, hard finish that enhances the aesthetic appeal of exposed structural steel surfaces.



Recommended Primers

Zone have recommended (but not limited to) a range of primers that are under Phoenix intumescent coatings when applied in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.  (Refer Technical section)

It is always recommended that high performance intumescent is used in conjunction with high performance primers and acceptable methods of surface preparation.  

The purpose of a primer is to protect the appropriately prepared steel substrates from decay and corrosion. 

For a complete system, Sherwin Williams primers and top coats are recommended.  Sherwin Williams coatings have been designed for optimum use in conjunction with Phoenix intumescent coatings.

Recommended General Purpose Primer: 

  • Sherwin Williams - Macropoxy 250 Primer

Recommended Topcoats:

  • Sherwin Williams - Acrolyn 750 - Gloss Finish Acrylic Urethane
  • Sherwin Williams - Acrolyn 775 - Semi Gloss Acrylic Urethane