We research, develop, and manufacture a full line of inorganic flame retardant and smoke suppressant solutions to
meet the most demanding requirements across the plastics and rubber industry. This is supported by deep partnerships
with suppliers, leading university departments, and industry experts. Thus, allowing for a customer centered approach
to support existing products and partnering on new applications or solving formulation challenges.

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Flame Defense Series

Antimony Trioxide (AO) and our AO replacement synergists enhance the flame retardancy of chlorine and bromine based chemicals and polymers.
The mechanism works in the vapor phase by capturing the free radicals generated by the combustion process.

FDAO 100% antimony trioxide synergist for halogenated flame retardant systems. SDS

FD335 A reactive synergist blend specially formulated to provide the maximum flame retardant performance when used as an Antimony Trioxide replacement. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer systems where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. Depending on the specific formulation, it is typically possible to replace between 50 and 100% of Antimony Trioxide. SDS

FD409 A reactive synergist blend specially formulated to provide a good balance of flame retardant performance and reduced cost when used as a partial Antimony Trioxide replacement. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer systems where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. Depending on the specific formulation, it is typically possible to replace 50% of Antimony Trioxide. SDS

FD440 An antimony free inorganic synergist for halogenated flame retardant systems offering maximum cost savings. FD440 can allow the formulator to significantly reduce the antimony trioxide level in a formula while providing equivalent performance at a reduced cost. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer systems
where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. Depending on the specific formulation it is typically possible to replace 50% of Antimony Trioxide. SDS

FDVW1 Specifically optimized for the cross-linked low voltage XLPE and EPDM wire & cable market. Within a segment of this market are wires and cables designed to meet the demanding VW1 flame test requirement. To achieve this performance, it is common to formulate with brominated flame retardants and Antimony Trioxide synergists. SDS

Leveraging The R.J. Marshall’s long history with Antimony Trioxide replacement products for PVC applications, a research program was undertaken to design a specific product for the VW1 application and similar systems where brominated flame retardants are used. FDVW1 is the result of those efforts.

To demonstrate the basic efficacy of the product, a typical polyethylene recipe was constructed, compounded, press-molded and finally cross-linked using electron beam irradiation for convenience. After confirming cross-link density, UL94 sample bars were cut (0.03 inches thick) and laminated to a thin copper sheet (0.02 inches thick) to provide the heat sink effect and structural stability similar to that encountered in an extruded wire.

The laminated UL94 samples were then tested using the basic UL94 protocol but adapted to simulate the VW1 test. Specifically, the flame was applied at a 20 degree from the vertical angle for 15 seconds for a total of 5 applications. The recipes evaluated and result obtained are shown here.

FDPE94 Provides formulators of UL94 rated polyethylene compounds with options to reduce the cost of their flame retardant package. Designed specifically for formulations flame retarded with halogenated additives, the cost-efficient FDPE94 product can replace over 50% of the Antimony Trioxide synergist, while maintaining flammability performance. Additionally, FDPE94 has been observed to reduce the flow and dripping of the material during UL94 testing when compared to an equivalent version which incorporates only Antimony Trioxide as the synergist. SDS

 

FDPP94 Provides formulators of UL94 rated polypropylene compounds with options to reduce the cost of their flame retardant package. Designed specifically for formulations flame retarded with halogenated additives, the cost-efficient FDPP94 product can replace around 50% of the Antimony Trioxide synergist, while maintaining flammability performance. Additionally, FDPP94 has been observed to reduce the flow and dripping of the material during UL94 testing when compared to an equivalent version which incorporates only Antimony Trioxide as the synergist. SDS

     

Other Flame Defense products available on request for specific applications.


Smoke Defense Series

Ammonium Octamolybdate (AOM) is a well known additive for smoke suppression in plasticized PVC.
Based on this technology, MAT has developed a high performance, low cost, reactive blend that can improve upon the performance of AOM alone.

SDAOM 100% Ammonium Octamolybdate smoke suppressant. SDS

SD890 A reactive smoke suppressant blend specially formulated to provide the maximum reduction in smoke generation at the lowest possible cost when replacing molybdate based additives in PVC compounds. Specifically, work has been done which shows that it is possible to replace 100% of Ammonium Octamolybdate while achieving a further improvement in smoke suppression of a typical PVC plenum jacketing formulation and small gain in flame retardancy. SDS

 

SDZAM A reactive smoke suppressant blend that has been specifically formulated to provide a more cost effective alternative to Zinc Molybdate coated Talc (ZMT) products in the market for application in PVC compounds. Our experimental work has shown that SDZAM can be used as a direct replacement for ZMT type products and deliver similar smoke suppression performance together with a gain in the Limiting Oxygen Index of the PVC compound. SDS

Other Smoke Defense products available on request for specific applications.


Flame & Smoke Defense Series

Where a combination of smoke suppression and flame retardance is required in one product, MAT offers a range of single chemical zinc based products
as well as an emerging family of proprietary reactive blends of zinc chemicals and other ingredients.

CTZHS Zinc Hydroxy Stannate (ZHS) combines smoke suppression and synergism with halogenated flame retardants where antimony trioxide is not desired or permitted. It is suitable for formulations that are processed below 200°C. SDS

CTZST Zinc Stannate (ZST) combines smoke suppression and flame retardant synergy with halogenated flame retardants where antimony trioxide is not desired or permitted. It is suitable for formulations that are processed above 200°C. SDS

CTZB400 Zinc Borate (ZB) is typically used as a formulating additive to increase char strength, reduce smoke, and to provide afterglow suppression. SDS

FSD479 An antimony free proprietary inorganic blend flame retardant synergist for use with halogen based flame retardant polymer compounds where Zinc Hydroxy Stannate is used as the primary synergist. It allows the formulator to reduce the amount of the expensive Zinc Hydroxy Stannate while retaining flammability performance and hence provide an overall cost saving. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer systems where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. SDS

FSD508 An antimony free proprietary inorganic blend flame retardant synergist for use with halogen based flame retardant polymer compounds where Zinc Hydroxy Stannate is used as the primary synergist. It allows the formulator to reduce the amount of the expensive Zinc Hydroxy Stannate while retaining flammability performance and hence provide an overall cost saving. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer system where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. SDS

FSD510 An antimony free proprietary inorganic blend flame retardant synergist designed for maximum cost savings in a halogen based flame retardant polymer compound where Zinc Hydroxy Stannate is used as the primary synergist. It allows the formulator to reduce the amount of the expensive Zinc Hydroxy Stannate while retaining flammability performance and hence provide an overall cost saving. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE, and a wide range of polymer system where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. SDS

FSD485 An antimony free proprietary inorganic blend flame retardant synergist for use with halogen based flame retardant compounds, where Zinc Stannate is used as the primary synergist. It allows the formulator to reduce or completely replace expensive Zinc Stannate while retaining flammability performance and hence providing an overall cost saving. This product is applicable to PVC, CPE and a wide range of polymer systems where the flame retardant is bromine or chlorine based. SDS


Metal Hydrate Series

Where a halogen-free solution is needed alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide (MDH), and huntite/hydromagnesite can be used. MAT offers a range of ATH and MDH grades and a huntite/hydromagnesite blend. These products are typically selected for halogen free applications and work according to two modes. Release of water and endothermic decomposition. The water release reduces the temperature in the combustion zone, excludes oxygen and combines with soot particles to reduce smoke. The endothermic nature of the decomposition removes heat energy from the combustion process.

An important property in selecting a metal hydrate is:

Alumina Tryhydrate

Alumina Trihydrate is the most widely used flame retardant in the world due to its versatility and low cost. Available in different particle sizes, it can be used in a wide range of polymers at processing temperatures below 220°C. ATH is non-toxic, halogen-free, chemically inert, and has low abrasiveness. Additional benefits are arc and track resistance in plastics exposed to electrical arcing, acid resistance, and smoke suppression. The non-toxic, zero halogen alumina trihydrate (ATH) is offered by MAT from a precipitated and fine grinding process.

HT1000 Precipitated 1.4 micron SDS    ¦    A202 Ground 2.0 micron SDS    ¦    A204 Ground 4.0 micron SDS

Additional grades of ATH are available. Please see our separate ATH literature HERE or contact us for more information.

Huntite / Hydromagnesite Blend

HTMC9 A white finely-divided combination of magnesium calcium carbonate (huntite) and hydrated magnesium carbonate. With thermal stability above that of ATH and low cost, it can be used as a replacement for magnesium hydroxide and can be used in halogenated systems as well. It can offer a cost/performance advantage over magnesium hydroxide and can allow higher processing temperature than ATH. SDS

Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnapur®)

The non-toxic, zero halogen Magnapur line includes both a very pure, synthetic, ultra fine Magnesium Hydroxide (MDH) and a pure, natural, fine MDH. The Magnapur series of products are suitable for a wide range of demanding flame-retardant polymeric applications. Endothermic decomposition begins at about 330°C releasing water, which produces a cooling effect, reduces oxygen availability and suppresses smoke evolution. The resulting Magnesium Oxide ash provides a char layer, which further reduces the combustion rate of the system. These combined mechanisms result in an overall powerful flame retardant performance which allows polymer formulators to design products to meet the most demanding specifications in wire & cable insulation and jacketing, sheet, film, and profile applications.

The relatively high decomposition temperature compared to other zero halogen fillers, such as Alumina Trihydrate, allows for a significantly higher processing temperature without the concern of developing porosity in the finished part.

Where improved dispersion is needed, one of our coated Magnapur grades can be used. These coatings are selected for excellent compatibility in a wide range of resins and to provide the opportunity for chemical coupling with the polymer matrix. This can result in significant increases in physical properties, extrusion smoothness and resistance to moisture.

MGP-N2    ¦    MGP-N2SC    ¦    MGP-N4    ¦    MGP-N4SC
MGP-P7    ¦    MGP-P7S    ¦    MGP-P7SA    ¦    MGP-P7SN
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The MAT division is constantly researching and working on new products. As they become available,
they will be launched via online marketing and presented during customer visits. If you have a formulation problem
you are trying to solve, or a cost reduction target, please feel free to contact us as we may be able to help with
one of our existing products or partner with you to develop a custom solution.
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