3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Since 3M was founded in 1902, our innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. 3M offers a variety of solutions for the design and construction industry that improve occupant comfort, reduce energy usage, reduce installation time and labor cost, provide creative design options, or better utilize existing building materials.
Contego is Latin for “to shield, defend, or protect.” When you apply Contego Firebarrier Intumescent Latex Paint to virtually any substrate you can rest assured that you’ve got the best in fire protection. Whether treating steel beams in a high-rise building or airport or small circuit boards, Contego provides unmatched fire protection and thermal resistance. Contego is the solution… non-toxic, beautifully thin, amazingly affordable, incomparably reliable. Contego makes the world a safer place.
Moisture forgiveness is a building science concept generated by the demand for increased energy efficiency in the built environment. As buildings become increasingly tighter, they also can become more susceptible to moisture damage which can compromise the performance and durability of the building. Building owners, architects, and contractors must employ an integrated project delivery strategy to manage moisture effectively. Georgia-Pacific fiberglass mat gypsum products provide the moisture forgiveness that protects the performance of the structure and the inhabitants within.