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Surface Shields Launches New Cover Shield and Seam Tape FR

Cover Shield and Seam Tape FR Create a Superior Fire Defense System on Jobsites
Cover Shield is no longer available, but we recommend Trimaco’s Aqua Shield
TINLEY PARK, IL — On average, firefighters respond to more than 10 fires a day at buildings under construction, according to the National Fire Protection Association*. Most jobsite fires are caused by hot work, like welding, soldering or grinding.
While having fire extinguishers and sprinklers on site are a must, these measures are reactive. Taking steps to prevent fire-related incidents before they happen is the best way to keep fires from starting, and to keep them contained if they do.
Improving on fire protection, Surface Shields has introduced a two-step fire prevention setup featuring Cover Shield and Flame Retardant Polyethylene Seam Tape.

Cover Shield’s new material is made in the U.S. and can withstand high impact, fire and liquid. It’s easy to lay flat and tear resistant, while its embossed pattern adds traction and reduces slippage. It comes in 36’’ x 393’ 10 mil, 36’’ x 186’ 20 mil, and special order 40 mil rolls.

All new Seam Tape FR (Part # PETW2180FR) is formulated with flame retardant properties to meet NFPA-701. It comes in cases of 24 rolls, 1.89 in. by 60 yd., and is designed to be used with any Surface Shields product, both FR and non-FR.

Designed with strong adhesive and flexible backing, Seam Tape FR makes seaming and repositioning easy. It also includes a pinked edge for a smooth tear, making it ideal for any kind of FR operation.

To ensure that Cover Shield and Seam Tape FR can keep any site safer, both go through rigorous testing to meet FR standards. “Cover Shield meets NFPA-701 and has an ASTME-648 class 1 rating,” said Elliot Piltzer Director of Business Development for Surface Shields.

Cover Shield’s enhanced material was NFPA-701 tested, which means a torch was fired underneath the product, then taken away to see how long the sample burned. Cover Shield’s reinforced surface never had a flame visible after torch removal in any test samples.

Keeping a job site protected and lowering accident rates starts with prevention. Cover Shield paired with Seam Tape FR creates an unrivaled fire safety system that can be used in applications ranging from medical, nautical, industrial, government projects, universities, and restoration.

About Surface Shields
Surface Shields offers an expansive product line of surface protection, dust containment and adhesive tape products. There are currently over 60 innovative, high quality items available in hundreds of sizes and through an extensive distribution market. Visit to find a product distributor in your area.

Surface Shield’s Cover Shield is no longer available, but we recommend Trimaco’s Aqua Shield



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