Contego was formed in 2000 for the express purpose of seeking out the best fire prevention products available and expanding their use through refinement, education, and exposure. Contego is Latin for “to shield, defend, or protect”. That is also the mission of the company and its management.
Contego is the only intumescent manufacturer that uses triple redundant quality control analysis of batches using spectrofluoroscopic FTIR analysis to map the chemical signature. Contego uses UL, Intertek, Materials Analytical Services, MAGI, and KTA.
Contego is unique in that all of its data, regardless of which laboratory tested its products or when, is highly consistent — contributing to its nearly universal acceptance for virtually any structural design.
To insure the quality of Contego intumescent fire barrier paint and its support of global fire resistance standards, Contego is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.