FLAME RETARDANTS DEMAND (million pounds) % Annual Growth Item 1995 2000 2005 00/95 05/00 Flame Retardants Demand 795 1003 1200 4.8 3.7 Alumina Trihydrate
289 344 390 3.5 2.5 Bromine Compounds 196 264 325 6.1 4.2 Phosphorus Compounds 120 154 190 5.1 4.3 Antimony Oxide 54 73 95 6.2 5.4 Chlorine Compounds 54 60 65 2.1 1.6 Boron Compounds 40 50 60 4.6 3.7 Other Flame Retardants 42 58 75 6.7 5.3 [c] 2002 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Our ultimate goals were to determine the activation energies and the frequency factors of alumina trihydrate
reinforced allylester resins and to compare the cure kinetics of reinforced allylester with those of pristine allylester.
Fine precipitated alumina trihydrate
is reportedly an environmentally-friendly, mineral-based flame retardant and smoke suppressant used in a variety of polyolefin resins, including in low-smoke wire and cable applications within the energy sector, which is benefiting from rising energy consumption in China and other rapidly developing economies throughout Asia-Pacific.
Other surface-modified inorganic extenders, pigments, and fillers are Trikup (alumina trihydrate
), Monykup (antimony oxide), Titankup (titanium dioxide), Wollastokup (wollastonite), Carbokup (calcium carbonate), Silikup (silica), and Klakup (aluminum silicate).
Three new alumina trihydrate
(ATH) grades optimized for plastics composites are available from Huber Engineered Materials, Atlanta.
Literature is available describing the company's alumina trihydrate
and calcium carbonate industrial grade products.
Franklin Industrial Minerals, Nashville, TN, has appointed Dorsett & Jackson Inc., Los Angeles, CA, as distributor for the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona for their alumina trihydrate
(aluminum trihydroxide) product line.
Gains are expected to be concentrated in brominated and phosphorus compounds and in more specialized antimony oxide and magnesium hydroxide formulations, while alumina trihydrate
(the largest-volume product because of its low cost and wide range of uses) records less rapid growth.
ACM-MH 95 magnesium hydroxide serves as a flame-retardant filler, releasing water of hydration like alumina trihydrate
, but is able to withstand processing temperatures to 625 F vs.
Price increases for most products, except alumina trihydrate
, would impact the average annual growth rate of the market's sales.
Non Halogen * Alumina trihydrate
* Magnesium hydroxide * Zinc borate * Phosphorus * Intumescence
Standard grinds of alumina trihydrate
between 2 and 30 microns.