ADDITIVES: Flame-Retardant Clay Synergists Reduce Smoke Production

Tolsa Group to present an extended and enhanced range of its clay-based FR synergists for a broad range of applications.

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An extended range of high-performance clay-based flame-retardant synergists will be showcased by Tolsa Group (U.S. office in Suwanne, Ga.). Said to deliver reduced smoke production the new Adins Clay synergists are primarily aimed at PVC and rubber polymer systems.

            The new Adins grades are also based on the company’s “breakthrough” technology using natural silicates, offering tailored performance benefits, improved processability, and reduced cost. They are also said to help meet the new stringent demand for smoke performance due to the use of more stable coatings than competitive clays. Tolsa has demonstrated that the combination with either halogen or non-halogen flame retardants and Adins additives in PVC significantly reduces heat release and smoke generation in transportation, E/E, building & construction, and structural applications. Tolsa says its flexible technology facilitates modification of the sepiolite clay to meet the OEM’s strict requirements in terms of heat and smoke performance. In PVC, the clay can be modified to attain good dispersion and interaction with the polymer.