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Tolsa a Madrid-based supplier of flame-retardant synergists and specialised additives for the wire and cable, construction, railway, transportation, and electronics industries, has launched an extension of its ADINS range of flame-retardant additives for PP, PVC, rubber polymer systems, and silicones.
Tolsa will highlight the new materials at K 2019 (Hall8/D46) in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The new ADINS Clay synergists deliver reduced smoke production and improved heat release in PP, PVC, and rubber polymer systems, in addition to the existing FR additives used in other polymers.
Antonio Esteban, Technical Manager for Tolsa’s Special Additives Business Unit, said: “Our unique FR technology continues to evolve and we see continuing growth for clay synergists in a wide range of systems that require the highest standards of flame retardancy. Our materials are highly versatile and can be fine-tuned to meet the high-performance needs of formulators and end users.”
ADINS flame retardant technology offers a versatile product range of additives for polymers that act as synergists with halogen and halogen-free flame-retardant systems. The natural silicate clay can be modified with smoke suppressors, low-melt temperature glass, or gas-phase FR to attain good dispersion and interaction with the polymer and boost FR performance.
Tolsa’s expanded product line includes a new grade which uses titanium dioxide to improve the performance of intumescent systems for PP and coatings. Tolsa has also introduced ADINS Clay Sil1, which is utilised in silicones and PVC formulations, delivering reduced heat release and smoke suppression. It serves as an effective alternative to antimony trioxide (ATO), thus easing environmental concerns.
ADINS additives enable compliance with stringent international health and safety regulations such as the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the Railway EN45545 regulations.
The company is also focused on translating its unique FR technology to other polymer matrices including nylon, polycarbonate, and thermosets.