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fire retardant

[¦fīr ri′tärd·ənt]
(materials)
A chemical used as a coating for or a component of a combustible material to reduce or eliminate a tendency to burn; used with textiles, plastics, rubbers, paints, and other materials. Also known as fireproofing compound.
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Huber is a global supplier of non-halogen fire retardant additives including ATH, magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and engineered molybdate compounds for a variety of consumer, electrical and industrial applications, including reinforced plastics, engineering thermoplastics, rubber, carpet backing, cast polymer, coatings, roofing, adhesives, high-voltage insulators and wire and cable insulating and jacketing.
Jerry Bertram, vice president and general manager of Huber's fire retardant additives business unit, commented, "This acquisition gives Huber the opportunity to work in a new category with nitrogen and phosphorus flame retardants, and we believe the synergistic benefits and value between Satire and many of our current products will be advantageous for customers.
Our complete fire retardant product lines should compete favorably with other competitors, because Flameret's(TM) fire retardants are highly effective and - non-toxic.
As some fire retardants for wood are also catalysts that can cause wood degradation, especially at elevated temperature and humidity conditions, it is important to determine the mechanical properties of fire retardant-treated wood after a long exposure to such conditions.
Geological Survey's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, found long-term fire retardants to be "very toxic to aquatic organisms including algae, aquatic invertebrates and fish.
They drop water, not fire retardant, so it does little good to drop in advance of the flames, and their speed and wide drop pattern means they don't work as well as helicopters in supporting crews on the fire line.
5) Environmental Working Group, News Release, "Toxic Fire Retardants Found in Women's Breast Milk," Sept.
Our unique, patented array of fire retardant products will help protect, and save, lives and the fact that a prestigious site like SmallCapEquities.
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) is renaming its Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) business unit Fire Retardant Additives.
Dricon[R] fire retardant treated wood, made with fire retardant chemicals from Arch Wood Protection, Inc.
Elk Technologies' VersaShield brand of fire barrier fabrics offers manufacturers several fire retardant solutions.
color) An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant along the hillsides of Green Valley whiel fighting a blaze started by a construction crew.