Silky smooth flamere­tar­dant elas­tomer

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PLASTICS -

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.

demm.co.nz/read­eren­quiry #M140519

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