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Fire Retardant Highlights

Presenting the latest developments on our HFFR mineral Minelco UltraCarb™

At the recent AMI conference 'Flame Retardants in Plastics 2011' held in Cologne (Germany), Minelco's Business Development Manager Stefan Viering (pictured) presented a paper.

The presentation entitled 'Latest update on fire retardant functionalities and rheological benefits of huntite and hydromgnesite in extruded plasics' highlighted the mechanism of the Minelco UltraCarb™ minerals huntite and hydromagnesite.  The presentation also covered the rheological properties of HFFR compounds and the advantages of Minelco UltraCarb™ in this application, compounding and extrusion conditions and a roundup of the main benefits of Minelco UltraCarb™.

Minelco are continuously working with UltraCarb™ to provide the plastics industry with comprehensive information on this mineral HFFR in compounds. Work to date has highlighted that Minelco UltraCarb™ offers:

  • up to 25% higher extrusion speed (with adapted die design PVC)
  • lower expensive additive demand
  • less energy consumption
  • more fire retardancy potential
  • monetary benefits

 

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