antimony oxide


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antimony(III) oxide

[′an·tə‚mō·nē ‚thrē ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Sb2O3 Colorless, rhombic crystals, melting at 656°C; insoluble in water; powerful reducing agent.

antimony oxide

A white opaque pigment used in paints and plastics to provide flame-retardant properties. It has better opacity than extenders but is not as good as titanium dioxide.
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In applications such as highly loaded EPDM roofing where one could utilize antimony oxide, chlorinated paraffins, zinc borate and fillers to aid in developing a compound that passes stringent flame retardant requirements.
In addition to eliminating antimony oxide, the new catalyst offers a range of other benefits.
In addition to eliminating antimony oxide, the new catalyst is said to offer high polymer thermal stability, improved brightness and clarity owing to lower impurity content, a significant net reduction in the overall process energy required to produce plastic packaging and lighter bottles without compromising fR on bottle strength.
Keywords: Antimony oxide, Structural properties, Optical properties, Photo-catalytic degradation, Chloroform sensing
This was not an issue until William Shotyk of the University of Heidelberg showed that in those ubiquitous PET water bottles some of the antimony oxide leached from the plastic into the water "Think Before You Drink" (May 2006 ACCN).
Other facilities in Lengshujiang prepare derivatives, particularly antimony oxide and antimony trichloride.
Also, to further improve the flame retardancy of these halogen-containing EMCs, antimony oxide is usually added as a synergist [5].
Expected to be completed by the end of April, the transaction includes the antimony oxide and synergists manufacturing assets, intellectual property, and customer lists for both organizations.
Gains will be concentrated in brominated and phosphorus compounds and in more specialized antimony oxide and magnesium hydroxide formulations, while alumina trihydrate (the largest volume product) records less rapid growth.
In an extensive series of studies on cotton fabric, optimum weight ratios of chlorinated paraffin to antimony oxide were found to be somewhat in excess of those required for conversion to SbOCl [17].
The Company's smelter at Thompson Falls, which has a capacity in excess of 10 million pounds per year of antimony oxide, has the capacity to meet this customer's needs.
One example composite consists of (1) 20 to 50 wt% bisphenol-A polycarbonate resin, (2) 10 to 45 wt% polybutylene terephthalate, (3) 3 to 20 wt% mineral filler, (4) 3 to 15 wt% core-shell impact modifier, (5) 5 to 30 wt% brominated polymer, (6) 1 to 10 wt% antimony oxide, and (7) 0 to 5 wt% polytetrafluoroethylene.