Ampacet Corp. has enhanced the flame resistance and other properties for plastics chosen for demanding applications.
As new flammability standards arise globally, Ampacet has been developing halogenated and non-halogenated masterbatches that interfere with the exothermic chemical reaction of combustion, notes Ampacet strategic business manager Joe Serbaroli.
Product 100950 is a non-halogen polyethylene material designed for thin films without detracting from clarity. Another non-halogen type, 103132, is a proprietary copolymer with highly concentrated flame retardant composition and is compatible with various resins, allowing use of the product across more than one application.
Product 401155 is a polypropylene-based masterbatch suited to specialty uses of PP and thermoplastic polyolefins. The brominated product provides good thermal stability and bloom resistance. 10268, also brominated, is a proprietary copolymer suited to broad use. 11371-W is a cost-effective polyethylene that enhances whiteness for extrusion coating and other high-temperature uses. It is non-blooming, provides good thermal and UV stability, and doesn't affect sealability in films.
Product 19574 is a black material designed for high density polyethylene in flame-resistant tubing, telecom cable, corrugated duct and other uses demanding long-term UV stability.