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Ampacet fine tunes flame retardant materials

By: Michael Lauzon

January 29, 2014

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.

Tel. 914-631-6600, fax 914-333-1678, email eileen.ferguson@ampacet.com.