Silky smooth flameretardant elastomer
Flammoguard is a f lameretardant elastomer based EPDM and Neoprene (CR) rubber, designed for extrusion and moulding processes that are available in a wide range of grades and hardness.
Traditionally, Neoprene based rubbers have formed the basis of many fireretardant rubber products with the limitation that they are halogen based and can produce dangerous gases if subjected to fire. EPDM rubber, with its polyolefinic structure, normally has strong weathering properties but very poor fire retarding properties.
As a consequence, its usage is normally limited in any application related to fire safety.
Ormiston Rubber has now overcome this limitation with the development of its halogen-free Flammoguard rubber products.
Flammoguard's formulation makes it more eco-friendly and enables it to meet a number of international standards and regulations, which ban the use of any halogen contained fire retardant compounds in applications that are in contact with people. (Halogenated fire retardant compounds were common in the past for various fire safety related applications)
Flammoguard is said to have some further important advantages such as low toxicity, low density and non-corrosive fire gases and non-drip burning.
In Addition, its matte finish and silky touch creates an edge for Flammoguard in any aesthetic applications too.
According to Ormiston Rubber, as a result of these properties, the product can be used in different industries such as transport, construction, automotive, insulation, mining and maritime.
Flammoguard based compounds have acquired relevant certifications for the transport industry including AFNOR NF F 16-101 and BS 6853, and it has a V-0 rating for f lammability safety based on UL94 standard.