Please visit: Imerys Talc
8051 E Maplewood Ave. Bldg. 4
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 US
Offers Firebrake ZB line of flame retardants, which are zinc borate-based multifunctional fire-retardants and smoke-suppresents for plastics and rubber applications.
Firebrake products act as synergists in both halogenated and halogen-free flame-retardant formulations. Firebrake 415 and 500 are for engineering thermoplastic applications where high processing temperatures are needed.
PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), Calumet City, Ill., a maker of color and additive concentrates and compounds, has acquired Polysource LLC and its Pinnacle Color subsidiary in Tempe, Ariz.
Exterior wood-fiber composites like decks and rails haven't lived up to some of the early claims of long, maintenance-free life.
Extruded decking still drives the embryonic wood-filled plastics market. But injection and compression molded wood composites are coming on strong, and extruded profiles are moving toward more complex millwork shapes.
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and are growing at 20% annually.