02/24/2012

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Nabaltec presents new flame retardants

In addition, Nabaltec has successfully launched its Actilox types. The so-called Boehmite grades (aluminium-oxide-hydroxide) have been specially designed as co-flame retardants for high temperature demands in engineering plastics applications. Actilox 200 SM and B60 exhibit improved performance in combination with other halogen free P- or N-containing flame retardants regarding processing, handling and FR performance compared to commercially available solutions. In case of a fire, Boehmite improves the rigidity of the ash structure in addition to the commonly known positive effects of mineral flame retardants during decomposition. Actilox types may deactivate corrosive components which are generated during processing, using commercially available P-based flame retardants. Surface coated Actilox types are recommended to improve the mechanical performance as well as flame retardancy performance even further. This high performance level has been confirmed in various engineering plastics such as polyamides, polyesters or even polycarbonate. About Nabaltec Nabaltec's ecofriendly flame retardant fillers are used for example in cables equipping tunnels, airports or high-rise buildings and in the insulation and electronics industries, while additives replace stabilizers containing heavy metals in PVC processing. Nabaltec AG, with registered office in Schwandorf (Germany), is a chemicals business which has received multiple awards for innovativeness. The founding families, the Heckmann and Witzany families, are involved in the management of Nabaltec AG to this day, so that the company can build on years of experience with strong industry expertise. The focus of the company's activities is the manufacture, development and distribution of highly specialized products based on aluminium hydroxide ("ATH") and aluminium oxide, as well as other raw materials. Nabaltec has production sites in Germany and the US.

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