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Since 1979, Thermal Designs has been a leader in the development of intumescing Passive Fire Protection (PFP) products for the hydrocarbon and chemical process industries.  We have researched and tested hundreds of materials in the development of our current PFP solutions. With manufacturing facilities in Houston, Texas, USA and Wiltshire, England, UK we are prepared to meet your needs. 

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  • Were the first company to apply an intumescent epoxy coating to protect

           critical controls in a hydrocarbon fire

  • Were first to develop and produce our own moldable intumescent epoxy            K-MASS, designed to protect critical controls in a hydrocarbon fire

  • Our team of in-house chemists routinely perform product testing and quality    assurance analysis to ensure the product is in compliance with our


  • All products are tested to comply with UL1709 specifications 

  • We have in-house fire testing capabilities. 

  • Design and engineering capabilities including 2D and 3D design and 3D


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1979        Thermal Designs is founded in Houston, Texas

1985        Passes the first fire test of an intumescent epoxy

                  coated actuator in a hydrocarbon fire

1988        Opens an office in western Canada

1991         First K-MASS coated valve tested

1991         Thermal Designs introduces its proprietary K-MASS

                   intumescent epoxy

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1996       Thermal Designs opens in the United Kingdom

1997        K-Mass Version 2 introduced

1997         First K-MASS K-GUARD tested

1998       New Company ownership and management

2011        K-Mass  Version 3 introduced

2013       K-Mass LITE introduced

2019       Increased testing capabilities by adding a

                 second, larger furnace

2021       New senior management team

2022     Addition of a smaller, R&D furnace

2023      K-MASS FI  is  Introduced

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