Barrier Technology

16 April 2010

Blazeguard is now LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing; Updated ICC ESR-1365 Issued

Announced on January 19, 2010 at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, International Barrier Technology has entered an agreement to produce LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing for LP Building Products (Nashville, TN).

Subsequent to the agreement, Barrier is also announcing a new International Code Council Evaluation Services Report -- ICC ESR-1365 that adds LP FlameBlock as a listee to the report. Per the report, LP FlameBlock is equivalent to Blazeguard for all ICC-listed applications on the ESR.

The new ESR has also been updated to an issue date of April 1, 2010, and includes a new 1-hour wall assembly featuring one-sided FlameBlock for a wall fire-rated to one hour from either side of the structure (Section 4.3.4 of ESR-1365).

More news on LP FlameBlock can be found at LP's website:

Watch for news of new UL wall assembly listings featuring FlameBlock next!!

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Location: Watkins, Minnesota, United States

Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.