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Flame Retardant Chemicals Save Lives

Posted by Phil Morrison on 07-Aug-2019 10:29:53


The following article was published by CTIF The International Association of Fire and Rescue Services on the 26th of February 2019.

This article reinforces the need for flame retardant chemicals. In the UK sofas have been treated with flame retardant chemicals for many years and as a consequence the number and severity of fires is significantly lower than in most other countries.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

The Growth Of FP2177 Anti-Slip Coating

Posted by Phil Morrison on 05-Jul-2019 11:12:47

FP 2177 has had a remarkable journey since it was launched in April 2017. One of the bestselling water-based coating for cardboard and paper, this carefully crafted anti-slip material has proved to be an excellent performer. Here’s an update on the glue that has made real changes in the airline industry.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

Why The Rapid Movement Within The Packaging Industry Will Send The Cold Seal Adhesive Business Soaring

Posted by Phil Morrison on 28-May-2019 17:08:22


The next five years will continue to see big changes in the packaging industry for several different reasons. Packaging producers have to adjust to reduce plastic demand from manufacturers and consumers. This means continued development of alternative; more environmentally-friendly forms of packaging are in demand. At the same time, they will have to increase production capability to meet the growing packaging demands of convenience food manufacturers and online retailers and shoppers. They also have to find ways of reducing manufacturing pollution, improve recycling options, and build brands with greater environmental awareness.

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Topics: Cold Seal Packaging

Upcoming Flame Retardant Trends & Regulations For Plastic In 2019

Posted by Phil Morrison on 09-May-2019 16:21:44


Sometimes, even being the best is just not good enough. Although the EU has for years had in place regulations stipulating all furniture upholstery, foams and plastics must meet certain fire-retardant principles, it is only the UK and Ireland that included an open flame test within their furniture manufacturing laws. Theoretically this makes the UK and Ireland’s manufactured furniture the safest in the European Union.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

What Are The Types Of Flexible Rubber Moulds?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 27-Feb-2019 16:53:50

 

 

Prevulcanised latex can be used to produce rubber moulds for products such as plaster ornaments, cast polyester resin figures, concrete garden ornaments, theatrical props, facial special effects and ornamental wax candles. ML grades produce strong, flexible, hard wearing, long lasting moulds with good reproduction of model detail.

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Topics: Rubber Latex

Prevulcanised Natural Rubber Latex Concentrates

Posted by Phil Morrison on 19-Feb-2019 10:47:18

Prevulcanised natural rubber latex is manufactured by a special process which produces concentrates particularly suitable for dipping applications. Vulcanisation is not required, and hence there is normally no need to consider vulcanising recipes or the time and temperature of cure. Other important qualities are:

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Topics: Adhesives, Rubber Latex

How Will Brexit Impact Fire Retardant Regulations For Fabrics?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 01-Feb-2019 12:10:42

 

In the closing weeks of 2018, few people can comfortably predict how – in exact terms – Brexit will impact on the normal working regulations of any industry in years to come. The first thing to say is that should the UK secure the implementation period that has been much-vaunted by the government from March 2019, nothing will immediately change. So, this means that anyone who purchases textiles that meet the current EU regulations will be able to do so with full confidence until 2021 at minimum.

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Topics: Flame Retardants, News

Revertex Malaysia Closure

Posted by Phil Morrison on 30-Nov-2018 14:00:37

On the 16th of October 2018, Synthomer announced the closure of Revertex Malaysia. Manufacturing at the Kluang plant will cease at the end of December 2018.

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Topics: News

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

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