Fire Protectors – Established products. Strong brand.

Safety is the guiding principle of our business

Fire Protectors, that's three proven fire protection businesses that have been established on the market for many years under one new roof.

In line with the motto "Together we are stronger," we decided in 2019 to combine the fire protection businesses, which until then had been located in different divisions, into a single unit. Today, we are at home with these product lines and the Fire Protectors brand under the umbrella of Wolman Wood and Fire Protection GmbH.

  • Palusol®, the silicate-based building material that foams in the event of fire, which is produced at our Frankenthal site, has been tried and tested for decades in the manufacture of high-quality fire doors, fire barriers and safety cabinets.

  • The Wolman fire protection range manufactured at our headquarters in Sinzheim includes the intumescent building materials Interdens® and Exterdens® as well as the fire protection products for wooden components of the Wolmanit® product range.

  • For more than 4 decades our Illertissen site has been renowned for its KBS® fire protection systems and almost 70 years for competence in active and passive fire protection, altogether. Here we develop, test and produce proven as well as new fire protection and compartmentalization solutions for use in public and residential buildings, in industrial as well as infrastructure facilities all over the world.

Eric Uerdingen

Head of Fire Protection
Wolman Wood and Fire Protection GmbH

"We want to provide our customers with outstanding fire protection products in a reliable partnership with the aim of protecting life, limb and material assets."

Passive fire protection for over 60 years

Extensive experience since 1952

As early as the beginning of the 1950s, our chemists began protecting wooden components with foaming, intumescent coatings. Today, we are the only supplier in the world with formulation expertise for all reactive fire protection systems. These are ablative as well as intumescent products on an organic and inorganic basis, which we manufacture in our own production facilities.

1952 Production of the first intumescent coating for wood fire protection in Illertissen, Germany.

1959 Registration of Wolmanit® Antiflamm as a fire protection coating for wooden components.

1966 A joint venture between Saint Gobain and BASF gives rise to the Paris Ludwigshafener ISOLiergesellschaft, to which the product Palusol® also owes its name.

1977 The KabelBrandSchutz brand is launched by Grünau in Illertissen as the first of its kind in the fire protection market.

1980 BASF takes over Allgemeine Holzimprägnierung Dr. Wolman GmbH, which was founded in 1911.

1990 Start of development of the intumescent materials Interdens® and Exterdens®

1992 Approval of the intumescent materials Interdens® and Exterdens®

1996 Inauguration of the new fire protection center with development laboratory, application technology center, showroom, as well as a fire area and small fire test stand in Illertissen.

2005 Introduction of Palusol® SW and licensing for certified application in fire doors.

2011 KBS® becomes a BASF brand.

2019 Three BASF fire protection businesses and sites are combined under the umbrella of BASF Wolman GmbH.

2020 BASF sells its construction chemicals business, including BASF Wolman GmbH, to Lone Star Funds. The newly created unit is now called MBCC Group.

2021 Fire Protectors are born.

Fire Protectors – a new strong brand in the MBCC Group

Embedded in the structure of our parent company MBCC Group, we as Wolman Wood and Fire Protection GmbH benefit from the strength of a market leader in construction chemicals with 120 production sites worldwide.

Thus, we "Fire Protectors" use the innovation network of the MBCC Group in research, development and digitalization to constantly improve ourselves and our processes. A decisive advantage from which our customers also benefit.

About MBCC Group: MBCC Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of construction chemicals products and solutions and emerged from the former BASF construction chemicals business following its spin-off from BASF Group. We offer innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the construction industry for various sectors, such as buildings, infrastructure, civil engineering, new construction as well as for renovation. Our strong brands, such as Master Builders Solutions®, PCI®, Thermotek®, Wolman®, Colorbiotics®, Watson Bowman Acme®, TPH® and bluey®, are well established in the market. Our innovations address sustainability challenges in the industry. The MBCC Group consists of approximately 70 companies worldwide and employs around 7,500 construction experts in more than 60 countries.

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