UL tested and listed solution lets contractors say goodbye to mineral
wool and complete installations three times faster
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- (Business Wire)
3M Fire Protection Products introduces 3M FIP 1-Step Firestop Foam, a
breakthrough technology that is UL tested and listed and satisfies the
International Building Code for passive fire protection. 3M FIP 1-Step
gives contractors an outstanding alternative to mineral wool, bricks and
runny, ineffective foams, and enables firestop installations to be
completed up to three times faster than traditional methods.1
3M Firestop Barrier Rated Foam FIP 1-Step is like no other firestop
foam. With a non-runny formula, the foam stays in place and expands
consistently—up to five times. The foam is similar to many two-part
epoxy sealants, but its one-step application means that trips up and
down the ladder are reduced. As 3M FIP 1-Step expands, it creates a seal
around cables, conduit and cable trays, so complex installations can be
tackled fast, with less clean up. It can be installed in both vertical
and horizontal applications without running or sagging. Contractors who
have struggled with irritating mineral wool, bricks and caulk will
appreciate the simple installation, and some installations can even be
completed from just one side of the opening.
With these ease-of-use advantages, 3M FIP 1-Step helps save time and
money – in fact, the more complex the opening the greater potential for
savings. 3M FIP 1-Step is also easier on a contractor’s administrative
team as well, with less product to order, keep inventory on, and move
3M Fire Barrier Foam FIP 1-Step is UL tested and listed for a broad
range of applications and meets the International Building Code for
passive fire protection. To meet these standards, the foam passed
rigorous testing, including the ASTM E 814 fire test with the difficult
“hose stream” test.
“3M’s technological breakthrough with this product combines a foaming
technology and a delivery system to create a solution that satisfies
code officials, UL and most importantly, our customers and users,” said
Ernie Schmidt, Technical Service Specialist, 3M Fire Protection
Products. “Development of a true firestop foam has been a long quest for
many manufacturers, and 3M is proud to introduce this innovative
For more information, visit 3M.com/firestop.
About 3M Fire Protection
With a 30-year reputation in
firestopping innovation, 3M Fire Protection Products are dedicated to
providing firestop risk management by helping prevent the spread of
fire, smoke and toxic gases. Sole sourcing your project with 3M means
that quality products, listed systems, innovative solutions,
professional service and technical support is available for you every
step of the way – from pre-construction planning through implementation
and maintenance for ongoing firestopping compliance.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms
them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative
collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies
that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops
inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide
and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information,
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1 Time savings based on laboratory simulations. Actual time
savings will vary based on complexity of application and skill of
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