Hilti has created a game changer in firestopping for deflection head applications with the launch of the award-winning CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal.
The CFS-TTS allows interior finishing professionals to get the job done five times faster by completely removing the need to build a deflection head, replacing it with a simple three step process.
First, contractors apply the CFS-TTS seal to the drywall tack, secondly they cut it to length before finally fastening it directly in place.
This completely new firestopping method delivers a European fire rated seal to EN 1366-4 standards at the top of the drywall track to block smoke, heat and fire for up to 120 minutes.
The product also brings significantly improved sound insulation benefits, with sound reduction capacity tested up to 72 decibels to minimise noise transfer.
The ground-breaking nature of the Hilti CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal was recognised when it won the Passive Fire Innovation of the Year award at the IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2017 held at the London Hilton, in Park Lane, last November.
Cinzia Bassan, Firestop Product Manager for Hilti in Northern Europe said: “This is the innovation that interior finishing professionals have been waiting for – firestopping for deflection head applications can now be installed up to five times faster than was previously possible thanks to the new CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal.
“The traditional deflection head method of achieving this was time consuming, with up to 13 individual steps to get the job done and it also carries risks linked to dust, working at heights and manual heavy lifting.
“With the new CFS-TTS Firestop top track seal this deflection head process is eliminated, and the seal is fitted and cut to length on the ground before being installed.
“There’s also no backfill required making it really easy to see that the installation has been completed correctly, saving contractors the stress of the inspection and making it quick and easy for the inspector too.”