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Product Profile: FP 2072 Multi-purpose Tenting Canvas Impregnant

Posted by Martin Howarth on 17-Sep-2018 14:59:32

FP 2072 is a water-based polymer bound impregnant used in the treatment of industrial and military tenting canvas. It imparts a variety of useful qualities to a range of textiles. A summary of features and application instructions can be found below.

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Topics: Water Based Coatings

Product Focus: FP2067 Food Safe Crosslinker For Wet Bond Adhesives

Posted by Martin Howarth on 07-Sep-2018 16:57:46

 

 

FP 2067 is a water based crosslinker containing ammonium zirconium salts. Crosslinkers are used to link polymer chains and strengthen an adhesive bond. It is designed to be added press side to water based wet bond adhesives for laminating aluminium foil or metallised film to paper or cardboard.

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Topics: Wet Bond Adhesives

Product Focus: FP 2134 Water Based Anti-Slip Coating

Posted by Martin Howarth on 22-Aug-2018 09:19:42

Anti-slip coatings are used on a wide range of products, including pallet liners and food & drink paper tray mats (for use in flight catering). Our FP 2134 formulation is a water based dispersion, specifically designed to provide paper and board with a coating that has a very high coefficient of friction.

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Topics: Wet Bond Adhesives

Product Focus: FP 2112 Flame Retardant For Tent Canvas

Posted by Martin Howarth on 14-Aug-2018 16:44:41

Our FP 2112 is a polymer bound water based flame retardant impregnant, for use in the manufacture of industrial and military canvas for tents and marquees. FP 2112 enhances water resistance, reduces permeability and increases physical strength, dimensional stability and durability.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Cloudy Too Has Just Retired: We Will Miss Your Fire

Posted by Martin Howarth on 27-Jun-2018 11:52:27

On a slightly different note, we would like to take this opportunity to say a few words about one of our stalwarts of Formulated Polymers albeit not of the human kind but of the animal kind!

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Topics: News

Introducing Our Anti-Slip Adhesive FP2177

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-May-2018 16:37:37

Anti-slip tray mats, such as those in the image below, are used in their millions every day by airlines throughout the world. They require an adhesive that is food safe, non-allergenic and anti-slip/skid proof to prevent food trays moving when an aircraft encounters turbulence. They need a high performance, cost effective anti-slip coating that will not slip at angles up to 45°.

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Topics: Wet Bond Adhesives, Coatings

Solvent Vs Water Based Adhesives: Which is The Best Choice & Why?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 17-May-2018 16:52:06

There are many types of commercially available adhesive. Two of the most common are those that are solvent based and those that are water based. All things being equal, how do you make a decision between the two, when both are often reported to share the same performance characteristics? Here is a brief summary of the advantages and disadvantages of both types of adhesive, followed by our recommendations.

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Topics: Wet Bond Adhesives

India Publishes Draft Of Food Packaging Rules

Posted by Martin Howarth on 14-Mar-2018 13:51:42

In 2017, the Government of India published new draft of food packaging rules. Some WTO member countries have already commented on them.

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Topics: Food Packaging

The Move To Decabromodiphenyl Ether From Decabromodiphenyl Oxide

Posted by Martin Howarth on 14-Feb-2018 12:54:52

In order to reduce the devastating impact of fire on people and the environment, most household items are treated with flame retardants. They are added to most potentially flammable items, such as electronics, textiles, and plastics. However, flame retardancy describes a function, not a chemical. Different chemicals with different structures and properties act as flame retardants and are often combined for effectiveness. Some are considered safer than others, for example, Decabromodiphenyl Ether is safer than Decabromodiphenyl Oxide.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Announcing Our New Website!

Posted by Martin Howarth on 07-Feb-2018 15:53:59

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, expected to come online this week. The new site has been extensively expanded and restructured to provide added content, free resources and an improved user interface. You will be able to access all our major products and services from an intuitive navigation menu on the homepage, making it even easier to find the information you need.

Here is a summary of what you can expect from the new website…

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Topics: News

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