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Improved Storage Results In Better Availability

Posted by Martin Howarth on 08-Nov-2018 10:54:13

When it comes to our formulations, top-notch equipment and high precision are vital for manufacturing high-quality products. Unfortunately, without the right storage capacity, the formulation may be delayed until the plant purchases raw materials – especially at times of peak demand.

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Topics: Storage

EU Furniture Fire Safety Standards: What Should Change

Posted by Martin Howarth on 18-Oct-2018 11:41:08

Among all the (current!) European Union member states, the UK has the highest and strictest fire safety standards for furniture and furnishings. This saves thousands of people every year from being injured or even dying by fire in their homes.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

FP 2177 Anti-Slip Coating For Paper & Cardboard

Posted by Martin Howarth on 09-Oct-2018 10:50:00

FP 2177 is one of our most popular anti-slip coatings for paper and board products, providing a high coefficient of friction and several beneficial secondary qualities to treated substrates. Anti-slip 2177 is used for two main applications:

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Topics: Coatings

FP 2109 Anti-Fungal Flame Fabric Flame Retardant

Posted by Martin Howarth on 02-Oct-2018 10:40:44

Our FP 2109 Flame retardant is a water-based impregnant compound designed for use with military grade fabrics – such as tent and marquee canvases. FP 2109 differs from other fabric flame retardants in the range of secondary benefits it applies to treated substrates.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

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

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