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ArmorBuilt™ Wildfire Shield

Protect your people, your business, your customers and your community by securing wood utility poles against the damaging effects of wildfires with ArmorBuilt Wildfire Shield.

How ArmorBuilt Works

ArmorBuilt is a wrap that is easily affixed to wooden utility poles, both new and existing installations. Merging fire science and smart materials, the ArmorBuilt covering instantly swells and seals around the pole during a fire to create a protective and effective heat insulation.

  • Activates within 20 seconds when in contact with wildfire
  • Prevents burning, strength loss and pole failure
  • Withstands flames with temperatures up to 2,100°F¹

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Tested and Proven

ArmorBuilt is manufactured under precisely controlled conditions in an ISO 9001:2015-certified production site. It has also been heavily tested to ensure that it’s a durable, burn-prevention safeguard for wood utility poles.

  • UV resistance backed by Quantitative UltraViolet (QUV) testing²
  • Third-party-verified Wildfire Simulation Testing (SWrI/EDM)
  • PG&E climbing tests revealed that ArmorBuilt can hold up to 490 pounds when double-wrapped around wood utility poles

Fire-Exposure Test

After 9 minutes of exposure to an open flame and radiant heat, the wooden utility pole wrapped in ArmorBuilt remains protected while the untreated pole is engulfed in flame. 

Durable, Affordable and Sustainable

ArmorBuilt is safe and efficient for line workers, is built to last, and is backed by Hexion’s century of innovation and supply-chain reliability. To learn more about protecting your people and your lines, download an informative ArmorBuilt flyer or connect with an ArmorBuilt representative.

2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

For Comprehensive Energy Management Program

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¹ Third-party-certified Wildfire Simulation Testing (SWrI/EDM) of wood poles secured with one and two layers of protective wrap revealed no char or strength loss when engulfed in 12-foot swirling, open flame at temperatures of 2,100°F for a duration of 3 minutes.

² Over 2.5 years of continuous Quantitative Ultra-Violet (QUV) testing, correlating to 30+ years of North American UV exposure, have demonstrated ArmorBuilt’s ability to withstand the damaging effects of long-term UV light exposure. QUV refers to Q-Lab’s line of weathering test machines. The method used is ASTM G 154, Cycle 7, which continuously repeats a cycle consisting of 8-hour UV exposure at 60ºC (140ºF), 15 minutes of water spray and 3.75 hours of condensation (humidity) at 50ºC (122ºF). This test is widely used in the coatings and plastics industries.

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