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What Is the Best Material for Creating Moulds?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 19-Aug-2020 10:27:00

Moulds are required across many industries and for many different purposes. Lots of different materials are suitable for creating moulds, and each has their benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick guide to the different types, and their uses.

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Topics: Rubber Latex

Flame Retardant Back Coatings for Textiles

Posted by Phil Morrison on 11-Aug-2020 16:10:15

Whether you are an international company or a start-up, if you deal with textiles then you also must deal with fire safety laws. Thankfully, chemistry has several solutions for making materials flame retardant without them losing their natural textures and tones. Here is a quick guide to flame retardant back coatings for textiles.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Non Environmentally Hazardous Flame Retardant Coatings

Posted by Martin Howarth on 07-Jul-2020 10:15:02

Formulated Polymer Products range of Flame Retardant Textile Back Coatings are no longer classed as environmentally hazardous substances.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Why VAE Outperforms SBR In Carpet Applications

Posted by Martin Howarth on 11-Mar-2020 11:14:26

 

Vinylacetate/Ethylene (VAE) Based Compounds Versus Styrene/Butadiene (SBR) Based Compounds

Compounds based on vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions offer significant performance and safety advantages compared to those based on styrene/butadiene (SBR). SBR based compounds have been used in the carpet industry for decades but it is clear that the superior performance of VAE based systems is forcing manufactures to consider switching to VAE based compounds.
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Topics: Coatings

Coronavirus & Its Effect On Our Supply Chain

Posted by Phil Morrison on 10-Feb-2020 12:00:57

Formulated Polymers take steps to ensure continuity of supply despite manufacturing shutdowns in China

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Topics: News

Why Effective Fire Safety Regulations For Upholstered Furniture & Furnishings Matter

Posted by The British Furniture Confederation on 04-Feb-2020 15:52:17

Courtesy of the British Furniture Confederation.


Background

The UK’s Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (FFFSR) were originally introduced in 1988. They require upholstered furniture - such sofas, chairs, floor cushions and beds - sold in the UK to be made with covers that resist ignition when in contact with smouldering ignition sources (such as cigarettes) and small flames (such as matches or candles). In addition the filling materials used in all upholstered furniture - including sofas, chairs, floor cushions, scatter cushions and mattresses - need to meet higher ignition requirements. These requirements are designed to slow down the spread of fire and give you more time to escape in case of fire.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Why Are We Now Basing Our Natural Rubber Latex Cold Seal Adhesives On Low Protein Latex?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 18-Nov-2019 11:45:46



Formulated Polymers Products have announced that they are now basing all their natural rubber latex cold seal adhesives on low protein latex.

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Topics: Cold Seal Packaging

Could PVDC Coating Reduce Plastic Packaging in Food?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-Oct-2019 10:25:33

Poly-Vinylidene Chloride (PVDC) is a water-based coating often used to improve barriers and reduce permeability. It keeps food fresh, improves shelf life, and gives packaging an attractive high-gloss finish; all qualities that are behind the packaging industry’s preference for plastic. As a thermoplastic, PVDC is flexible, clear, and easily extruded. It clings well and resists oils and other chemicals, so it’s often used in pharmaceutical packaging. It’s easy to laminate, and if you need a more budget-friendly option, it can be mixed with cheaper monomers. One of the most popular of these consists of 85% vinylidene chloride and 15% vinyl chloride--more commonly known as Saran wrap.

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Topics: Food Packaging, Cold Seal Packaging, Anti-Slip Coating

Announcement From Fretwork – The Flame Retardant Textiles Network Ltd

Posted by Martin Howarth on 03-Sep-2019 14:42:31



Fretwork comprises organisations that apply flame retardant treatments to textiles and those who provide the chemical formulations for those treatments. These businesses play a vital role in ensuring furniture manufactured in the UK meets the stringent flammability requirements.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Availability In The Event Of A No Deal Brexit

Posted by Phil Morrison on 01-Sep-2019 12:14:00

Will it happen? Won’t it happen? Will it be an organised deal, or no deal? What on earth is Brexit, and what do we all do about it? At Formulated Polymers, we have a plan. Let’s take a look.

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Topics: News

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