IRIS COATINGS is a specialized producer of functional coatings. Our specialties, developed by our own R&D, serve the building construction, train and shipbuilding industries since five decades. Since 20 years we have specialized in intumescent coatings, also called reactive coatings, for fireproofing and fire protection.
For these products, IRIS COATINGS was one of the first companies in Europe to obtain certification of fireproofing coatings according to EN standards and since then, we have been committed to become a specialist in fire protection.
Our history however starts a long way earlier.......
1967 - IRIS S.n.c. chromate primers, synthetic alkyd topcoats, emulsion wall paints. The innovative technology in the ‘60s
1991 - IRIS acquires ROMANO VERNICI a coatings business first established in 1922
1994 - IRIS Vernici and partners start up SIX Italia now a leading supplier of fire protection and acoustical materials to the train and shipbuilding industries
2001 - the first European certificate for an intumescent paint for fire protection of structural steel is issued to IRIS Vernici
2013 - IRIS COATINGS acquires IRIS Vernici to specialize completely in reactive and intumescent coatings