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Product Focus: FP1398 General Purpose Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foam

Posted by Phil Morrison on 31-Aug-2018 11:47:01

In the wake of the Grenville Tower tragedy, flame retardant foams are receiving more publicity than ever. Our FP 1398 is a water based flame retardant polyurethane foam impregnant, with acoustic/thermal insulating properties. Foam impregnated with FP 1398 will meet the requirements UL94 V0 & 94-SV, BS 476 Part 5 and BS 476 Parts 6 and 7 Building Regulations Class “O”.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

‘Getting Away From Plastic Packaging’ - Compostable Packaging For Cereal Bars

Posted by Phil Morrison on 28-Mar-2018 15:00:42

It took 5 billion years to create the earth with it’s natural beauty , but it has taken less than 100 years of plastic film manufacture to help in reducing parts of the planet to a rubbish tip. It’s time to act now.

Copolymers of polyvinylidene chloride (pvdc) are not new and are well known for their use in demanding barrier packaging applications to minimise the permeation of moisture,oxygen and odours. The advantage of pvdc coating is it offers the flexible packaging converter a one stop cost effective process to provide a combination of all three barrier properties, for goods that are susceptible to a short shelf life if they are not provided with the correct level of protection.

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Topics: Food Packaging

Lamination Adhesives Market Experiences A Steady Growth

Posted by Phil Morrison on 21-Mar-2018 11:48:15

A new report by Persistence Market Research states that the lamination adhesives market will grow by $2.2 billion (US) globally by 2024, with an increase of 6.4% during the years from 2016 to 2024. The report analyses the global market and present trends that boost this growth.

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Topics: Lamination Adhesives

Non-Slip Pallet Liners For The Transporting Of Goods

Posted by Phil Morrison on 10-Jan-2018 11:20:00

Formulated polymers non-slip coatings are applied to heavy duty paper to produce pallet liners which allow the safe shipment of goods. The non-slip pallet liners reduce damage and maximise the efficiency of moving items from one place to another in many types of industry.

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Topics: Coatings

How Are Anti-Slip Sheets Made?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 04-Jan-2018 14:49:53

The transportation of expensive items can result in them slipping and shifting against the pallet or each other while in transit. This can lead to unnecessary damage to the goods. Therefore, it's vital to provide a lightweight, durable, and affordable anti-slip solution for both storing and transporting items. 

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Topics: Adhesives

Anti-Slip Coating For Pallet Sheets

Posted by Phil Morrison on 27-Dec-2017 11:30:00

Anti-Slip coating is used to lock several tiers of products together to make a solid unitised load that you can manually handle. It prevents items from shifting in transit, which leads to increased stability and safety.

The role of the anti-slip coating is to prevent the slippage of cartons, bags, cases, and other items up to a 45-degree angle. The surface is non-porous and non-adhesive, which means it will feed through automatic dispensers easily, no double feeding required.

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Topics: Coatings

Custom Formulated Flame Retardant Textile Backings

Posted by Phil Morrison on 19-Dec-2017 15:56:25

In 1988 the UK implemented the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations (FFR’s) following a major fire in the furnishings department of the Woolworths store in central Manchester. Tragically 10 people lost their lives in the fire. The regulations led to the use of flame retardants in the foam and on the back of the textiles used in furniture.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Introducing Our Anti-Slip Coating FP2233

Posted by Phil Morrison on 12-Dec-2017 15:13:18

Anti-slip tray mats, such as those in the image below, are used in their millions every day by airlines and train companies throughout the world. They require a special coating that meets the food contact regulations, is non-allergenic and slip resistant when applied to both the front and back as they need to resist any turbulence during the flight or train journey.

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Topics: Adhesives

Do Your Flame Retardant Textile Coatings Meet Standards?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 10-Nov-2017 11:40:00

Since 1988, all manufacturers and importers of furniture in the UK have to make available, on request, information to prove that their products meet all the latest fire safety standards. For this reason, Formulated Polymer’s flame retardant coatings must meet the necessary requirements to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Liquid Latex: Behind The Scenes On Game of Thrones

Posted by Phil Morrison on 27-Oct-2017 14:27:36

We've all seen those extravagant white walkers in Game of Thrones. Their makeup, as well as all the wounds, scars, and burns are made with a special technique that might seem like an art beyond the reach of ordinary people. In fact, the Game of Thrones uses liquid latex and even a basic understanding of this material is enough (in principle!) to get started making your own creatures.

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Topics: Liquid Latex

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