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Price And Availability Of Brominated Based Flame Retardants

Posted by Martin Howarth on 17-Dec-2018 09:36:55

Bromine based flame retardants (FR’s) are very efficient and are widely used in coatings for textiles for upholstery manufacture. Combined with other materials (e.g. antimony trioxide) brominated compounds are used on a vast range of textiles to meet the stringent requirements of the UK Fire and Furnishing Regulations. Brominated FR’s make up a significant proportion of textile coating compounds and as a result any fluctuation in the price or availability has a major effect on compound prices.

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Topics: News

Non-Slip Pallet Liners Reduce Plastic Packaging & Environmental Impact

Posted by Martin Howarth on 28-Nov-2018 10:11:00

Non-slip pallet liners were developed to improve the safety and stability of pallets by reducing the slippage risk of cargo during transportation. Pallet liners are coated by a water-based acrylic adhesive to provide the non-slip properties required by the product.

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Topics: Pallet Liners

Improved Safety & Efficiency: A New Automation System From Spiroflow

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-Nov-2018 10:06:00

We have recently invested in a new automation system from Spiroflow, one of a series of infrastructure improvements aimed at reducing costs, increasing order flexibility and improving turnaround time. The new system allows us to automate the formulation process, thus reducing the need for manual handling and giving us greater flexibility over our shift pattern.

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Topics: News

New Mixer Increases Our Manufacturing Capacity By 30%

Posted by Martin Howarth on 16-Nov-2018 17:15:28

We are happy to introduce customers to our latest investment in our manufacturing process. A new high-quality mixer with impressive performance options has helped us increase our manufacturing capacity by over 30%. The high-speed variable mixer – which was commissioned to our specifications – offers increased flexibility, a smoother formulating process, and faster results for our customers.

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Topics: Flame Retardants, Adhesives

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

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