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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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Effective fire retardants generally decompose at temperatures near that of the host polymer.
The exothermic heat produced by fire usually works as an energy source to subsequently burn the surrounding flammables, but the endothermic reaction of the fire retardants reduces the combustion heat of materials.
An aqueous solution of one commercial fire retardant, with a concentration of 25 percent by weight and a pH of 6.50, was provided by Sheng Da Hua Yuan Company in Beijing.
(6.) Saxena, NK, Singh, S, Sharma, TP, "Fire Retardant Coatings for Electric Cables." Paintindia, 2 35-37 (1999)
Mr Slunder also revealed that their new textile tent fabrics have undergone some of the worlds most stringent Fire Retardant tests and are currently being certified and tested in Germany (B1), Spain (M2), Portugal (M2), UK (BS 7837:1996) and Australia (AS 1530.2-1993)
In 2010, HEM made a key acquisition and initiated a tolling agreement to bolster its fire retardant additive business.
Krona-FR takes the Krona design a step further--replacing the center layer with a material that is coated with a proprietary intumescent fire retardant. This material is laminated and placed between the two layers of bubble wrap the outsides of which are covered with a metallized polyester film; this composite is, in turn, laminated between two outer layers of material that is also coated with the intumescent fire retardant.
"The growth plans we are implementing build upon the initial strategy we set when we entered the precipitated ATH market with the purchase of Bauxite," said Jerry Bertram, vice president and general manager for Huber's Fire Retardant Additives Business.
The European Coatings Conference on "Fire Retardant Coatings IV" will be held June 3-4 at Andel's Hotel, Berlin, Germany.
has introduced a strippable high performance, fire retardant film adhesive.
The small-scale tests will allow us to cost-effectively perform more experiments and help us find an optimal fire retardant faster," said Gilman.