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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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Home furnishings covered by a fire resistant fabric may allow for reduction in the overall amount of fire retardant materials injected into the furnishing's padding and components since the fire source is generally external to the furnishing.
It builds on our existing halogen-free fire retardant offerings and expands the range of products we can provide to customers around the world.
Huber has now made three acquisitions over the past five years to its fire retardant additives business.
Pro:Safe Fire survival cable protection, a range of woven glass fire retardant Wrapping tape that is zero halogen, and low smoke and fume compliant (OHLSF).
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.
Two companies that make fire retardant caulks and foam are DAP (800-543-3840; dap.
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.
5) Environmental Working Group, News Release, "Toxic Fire Retardants Found in Women's Breast Milk," Sept.
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.
While ATH remains a key focus of our strategy, we have an even more robust portfolio of other fire retardant offerings that demonstrates our commitment to the industry and our customers," says Jerry Bertram, vice president and general manager of HEM's Industrial Minerals business, "so we updated the name to capture the essence of the business and where it's going for future growth.