Jotun launches SteelMaster 1200HPE - a high-performance epoxy intumescent coating providing up to 120 minutes protection against cellulosic fires

Jotun, operating in the global coatings market, announced the launch of SteelMaster 1200HPE to EN 13381-8.

SteelMaster 1200HPE is a high-performance epoxy intumescent coating providing up to 120 minutes protection against cellulosic fire for infrastructure buildings.

As the latest contribution to Jotun’s SteelMaster range, SteelMaster 1200HPE is developed to meet the demands for cellulosic fire protection applied offsite. Engineered to protect structural steel of public spaces, including airports, hotels, train stations, school buildings, stadiums and malls, this high build, 100% solids epoxy product combines fire protection with weather resistance up to C5 environments.

According to John Warner, Jotun’s Global Category Manager for Cellulosic Fire Protection, SteelMaster 1200HPE represents a milestone for the company. “Our objective was to create a product for greater level of fire performance with the added protection and robust properties to withstand a wider range of the elements, whether that be extreme weather or impact protection. This is the ideal intumescent product for applying off site, allowing for faster construction phase. It helps our customers save time and reduce project costs  as multiple coats can be applied in a single shift, so turnaround times and constructability are dramatically improved,” he says. “Due to extensive development, testing and verification, SteelMaster 1200HPE achieved excellent results with up to 2 hours fire protection.”
As a long-term member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), who represents and supports the activity of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built-in’ fire protection, Jotun has extensive experience in intumescent  coatings. The new SteelMaster 1200HPE compliments Jotun’s range of SteelMaster products, enabling the company to strengthen its position within thin film intumescent market, both on site and off site. 

SteelMaster 1200HPE is tested and approved in accordance to BS476 under Certifire scheme, an independent third-party certification scheme internationally recognised for ensuring the quality, performance and traceability of fire protection products. It is now also tested and approved in accordance to EN 13381-8,  carries an European Technical Assessment (ETA) and is CE-marked.

The product was also tested to withstand weathering and impact according to ISO12944 to ensure high performance in external environments up to corrosivity category C5.

In addition, this product contributes to the Green Buildings Standard credits like LEED®v4 (2013) or BREEAM® International (2016). The EPD is available at

SteelMaster 1200HPE is compatible with a range of Jotun primers and topcoats as Jotun’s goal is not only to provide the market with superior individual products, but to offer comprehensive system solutions.    

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