is a premier supplier of highly effective flame retardant and smoke suppressant additives for polymers. MAT specializes in cost effective replacements for antimony trioxide and ammonium octamolybdate. MAT also offers flame retardant and smoke suppressant products; alumina trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, zinc borate, zinc stannate, and
There are three methods for flame retardance: vapor phase inhibition, solid phase char formation, and quench and cool systems that work by removing or reducing heat, fuel or oxygen.
Vapor Phase Inhibition
This approach works by removing flammable gaseous chemicals from the burning plastic. Chlorine and bromine based chemicals and polymers are used as the active flame retardants with MAT’s C-TEC FR blends FRZ8S, FRZ20S, FRZ30S, FRINT3 antimony trioxide replacements in this phase. Or with antimony trioxide using MAT’s CTAO.
Solid Phase Char Formation
Flame retardants are designed to build up a barrier layer, once the fire has begun thus eliminating the fuel by char and protects the plastic. MAT’s popular C-TEC LS blends LSZ4AF, LSZ8AF, LSZ20A, and ammonium octamolybdate CTAOM work in this way and act as powerful smoke suppressants.
Quench & Cool Systems
Utilize hydrated minerals because of the endothermic water release process that occurs when the system is heated. In the presence of fire, the hydrated minerals release water molecules that cool the polymer and suppresses the combustion process. MAT’s alumina trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium hydroxide work in this way.
Flame Retardant Solutions
We manufacture, formulate, and distribute highly effective polymer flame retardant and smoke suppression additives to meet the most critical of regulatory standards. Our proven, cost effective antimony trioxide and ammonium octamolybdate replacement products are being used around the world. In addition to our broad range of standard products we also specialize in working closely with our customers to create tailored solutions for their applications. This flexibility allows us to customize optimal solutions that balance economics with technical performance.
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Polychloroprene contains about 40% chlorine in a thermally stable backbone structure. It has a long history of use for applications requiring flame retardancy, such as conveyor belts, mass transit vehicle interiors, electrical insulation and jackets. A book was published by DuPont in 1963 on Neoprene. Typically, the formulation will contain 5-15 phr antimony trioxide, 5-15 …
It is our pleasure to announce that David Roberts will join us as Technical Director of The R.J. Marshall Company effective January 1, 2019. He will be working between his home office in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin and our headquarters in Southfield. David will be managing all day to day technical activities, new product development, technical sales …
Elastomers can tolerate ATH or MDH loadings of 60% or somewhat higher without loss of useful properties although hardness is obviously increased. ATH is substantially less costly but limits processing temperatures to below about 200–220 °C. A combination of roughly equal amounts of ATH and MDH will often be found more effective in flame retardancy than …