September 2007 - Water Based topcoat now approved for A/D FIREFILM III - Carboline's Sanitile 155 acrylic topcoat now UL/ULC approved as an alternate topcoat for A/D FIREFILM III. Click here for A/D FIREFILM III product information.

February 27, 2007 - A/D and Southwest Fireproofing - New and Revised Fire Test Designs new and revised UL fire test designs for A/D and Southwest Fireproofing. Many include the half flange thickness option. Thickness charts for varying beam  and column sizes are also available. Click here.

January 30, 2007 - A/D FIREFILM III - Improved column designs UL X669 and ULC Z626 add smaller W/D = 0.59, M/D = 34 for 1-hour wide flange column rating. UL X673 and ULC Z630 show a new thinner thickness for 1/4" (6.5 mm) wall pipe columns.  Go to the A/D FIREFILM III fire test design list.

August 30, 2006 - A/D FIREFILM III - new UL Design No. D948 - This state of the art design offers the thinnest beam protection for a 1-hour unrestrained beam rating with a 2-hour restrained assembly rating. Go to the A/D FIREFILM III fire test design list.

August 24, 2006 - A/D FIREFILM III - now listed in ULC Design No. F910 - This state of the art design offers the thinnest beam protection required for a 2-hour restrained assembly rating. Go to the A/D FIREFILM III fire test design list.

May 31, 2006 - A/D FIREFILM III - new Factory Mutual Column Designs

Go to the A/D FIREFILM III fire test design list.

December 20, 2005 - A/D FIREFILMIII now available - we are pleased to introduce A/D FIREFILM III, the third generation of our industry leading water based thin-film intumescent fire resistive coating system. A/D FIREFILM III offers higher ratings, broader range of steel sizes and reduced thicknesses compared to A/D FIREFILM II. A/D FIREFILM III will be available January 2, 2005. A/D FIREFILM II will continue to be available only to complete projects that are already underway. Contact your A/D representative (Carboline in the USA) for more information.

December 16, 2005 - Project Profiles - featuring recent projects where A/D and Carboline fire protection products have been used.

June 6, 2005 - A/D Fire Protection Systems Acquired by RPM's Carboline Company - RPM Press Release


May , 2005 - Product Data for LEED Green Building Rating System A/D products can contribute toward 19 points under the Leed Green Building Rating System. Our new data sheet provides the related environmental properties of A/D products so they can be evaluated under that system.

April 11, 2005 - New A/D FIREBARRIER Product Feature Sheets are now available at our firestopping products information page.

January 24, 2005 - Welcome New Staff  Member -

We are pleased to welcome Sander Trestain to our Technical Services Team at head office. Sander is in his second year of Professional Engineering Internship, having graduated from McMaster University' s Mechanical Engineering & Management program. This past year he worked with Randal Brown & Associates, building code and fire protection consultants in Toronto.

Please join us in welcoming Sander to our team!


January 18, 2005 - Fireproofing Project Profiles - Learn why A/D  fireproofing products were selected to solve unique challenges at the 32 floor, 600,000 sq ft Cira Center Tower and 1,000,000 sq ft US Post Office Distribution Center, both located in Philadelphia, Pa.


January 5, 2005 - A/D Fire Protection Systems Updates ISO 9001:2000 Registration - A/D' s quality management system was first registered as conforming to ISO 9001 on November 17, 1998. This demonstration of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction continues with renewal of our registration to the 2000 edition of the ISO 9001 standard. Click the links to see our ITS and Global certificates of registration. 

A/D Fire Protection Systems is one of only a few companies who develops and manufactures passive fire protection products for the construction industry and is ISO 9001 registered.


April 5, 2004 - New Address for Ottawa Sales Office -

As of April 5, 2004, our Ottawa sales office has moved to:

101-5420 Canotek Road, Ottawa, Ontario  K1J 8X5

Telephone and fax numbers stay the same and are:

Tel: (613) 841-7755 or Toll Free: (800) 650-0881

Fax: (613) 841-7768

February 6, 2004 - Welcome New Staff  Member! -

We are pleased to welcome Alan Saunders to our A/D Fire Protection team. Alan will be our Technical Sales Representative for the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Alan comes to us with over 20 years experience in the construction industry and will be based out of our corporate office in Scarborough.

Please join us in welcoming Alan to our team!

February 4, 2004 - Errata for A/D FIREBARRIER Firestop Systems Books is now available online.

Click here to see errata for the US Version 8 - September, 2003 edition of our  A/D FIREBARRIER Firestop Systems Book.  

January 22, 2004 - A/D Implements Use of New Temperature Tracking Devices for Shipping Water Based Products

Bulletin - Shipments of 6 or more pallets of A/D FIREFILM II, A/D BASECOAT, A/D FIREBARRIER Seal and Seal NS and TC-55 Sealer/Adhesive will now be fitted with "DeltaTRAK Temperature Recorder" devices. Smaller orders will continue to use "Freeze Watch" indicators.

November 26, 2003 - Field Tinting Procedure Approved by UL for A/D FIREBARRIER Seal NS

A field tinting procedure has been approved for Seal NS. This procedure permits contractors to tint Seal NS within a range of colors to match the surrounding construction. Download Seal NS Tinting Data Sheet 

Dec. 14, 2001 - Rock and slag wool are now considered not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans!

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded its re-evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of airborne man-made vitreous fibres. The more commonly used vitreous fibre wools including insulation glass wool, rock (stone) wool and slag wool are now considered not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3). To view  the IARC press release visit

This is good news for mineral wool products after having been negatively compared with asbestos for many years. Our MSDS for A/D FIREBARRIER Mineral Wool and Pillows and A/D TYPE FP, I and Thermal Barrier have been revised accordingly. For a product MSDS click here