Flame retardants for polymers
Ecopiren in TPO roofing membranes Ecopiren in PVC wire and cable formulations Ecopiren in halogen-free wire and cable formulations Ecopiren in polyamide compounds Ecopiren as ATH replacement Ecopiren in ACP
- Metallurgical fluxFlux for steelmaking in converter Flux for steelmaking in Electric arc furnace
- EcologyWastewater treatment Flue gas desulfurization
- Technical rubber products
- Exhaust gas cleaning on ships
- Magnesium hydroxide in the pulp and paper industryChemical pulping Reagent for pulp bleaching Mechanical pulp bleaching
- Anti-caking agent for mineral fertilizersAnti-caking agent for ammonium nitrate Anti-caking agent for complex fertilizers
- FertilizersAgroMag® Granular AgroMag® Aktimax
- Animal FeedMagnesium additive in feed for cattle Magnesium additive in feed for pigs
- Component for the production of magnesium products
Ecopiren as ATH replacement
Mineral fillers like aluminum trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium hydroxide (MDH) are often used in LSZH (low smoke zero halogen) formulations to provide flame retardant (FR) properties in products for a variety of end use applications. In many of these applications, Ecopiren® is the best choice.
For example, Ecopiren® is used as flame retardant in compositions of cable sheaths or wire insulation and bedding.
Ecopiren® is a white powder of magnesium hydroxide which is used in compositions with other components such as polymers, coupling agents, lubricants, colorants and stabilizers.
Ecopiren® advantages over ATH
Magnesium Hydroxide has higher decomposition temperature and greater heat absorption:
Product Decomposition Temperature Energy of Decomposition Aluminum Trihydrate, Al(HO) 180°C 1100 J/g Magnesium Hydroxide, Mg(OH)2 330°C 1250 J/g
Higher energy of decomposition causes a more intense cooling of composition or polymeric base under conditions of pyrolysis or burning. High decomposition temperature also means that in compositions with Ecopiren® higher processing temperatures can be used comparing to compositions with ATH. This is a great advantage and could mean saving of manufacturing costs for cable manufacturers.
Evaluation of characteristics of Ecopiren® and ATH
Below is a simple study showing LOI (Oxygen Index) flammability and cone calorimeter PHRR (peak heat release rate) test results on Ecopiren® and ATH. In this study, ATH and Ecopiren® were each evaluated separately in the same formulation. Two formulations incorporating blends of ATH and Ecopiren® were also evaluated. For more information please contact ourtechnical product team via web-form or by phone.
Components Ecopiren® ATH Blend 1:1 Blend 3:1 EVA, (19%) 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.6 LLDPE 8 8 8 8 Malinic angidrate couplinc agent 4 4 4 4 Antioxidante 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 Ecopiren® 3.5Ñ 60 - 30 44 ATH - 60 30 16 LOI (% Î2) 33 33 33 33 Temperature index 219 257 201 186
Solutions for this field
The most demanded products of RMCC and Europiren in this field are:
Ecopiren® 3,5; Ecopiren® 3,5C; Ecopiren® 3,5NA; Ecopiren® 3,5NP; Ecopiren® 10
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Ecopiren — effective mineral flame retardant and smoke absorber for polymer composites based on magnesium hydroxide crushed
AktiMax — new environmentally friendly magnesium fertilizer for all crops as basic fertilizer and meliorant
AgroMag — conditioning additive (anti-caking agent) for use in the manufacture of ammonium nitrate and NPK
MagTreat — solution for water treatment and flue gas desulphurization
FluMag — highly efficient metallurgical magnesia based flux brucite Kuldur deposit
MagPro — used as a reagent for the vulcanization of rubber in the manufacture of rubber products
BleachMag — highly efficient new generation product for the production of cellulose and semi-high output
MagAdd — ideal raw material for the production of a wide range of magnesium compounds and products based on the best varieties of brucite
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