zinc borate

zinc borate

[′ziŋk ′bȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
3ZnO·2B2O3 A white, amorphous powder that is soluble in dilute acids, slightly soluble in water; melts at 980°C; used in medicine, as a ceramics flux, as an inhibitor for mildew, and to fireproof textiles.
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Offers Firebrake ZB line of flame retardants, which are forms of zinc borate with multifunctional fire-retardant applications for plastics and rubber.
The resistance to biological degradation of composite wood products is improved by applying a suitable aqueous dispersion of zinc borate onto the fibers to uniformly distribute and to adhere the zinc borate to the strands of the wood composite, applying a suitable adhesive to the wood strands, forming a strand lay-up and consolidating a lay-up under heat and pressure to form a consolidated product with zinc borate uniformly distributed therethrough.
Last year, Climax introduced two new zinc borate flame-retardant and smoke-suppressant products, following its acquisition of Humphrey Chemical Corp.
Supplies flame retardants such as antimony trioxide, zinc stannate, zinc borate, aluminum and magnesium hydroxide, decabromidiphenyl oxide and other brominated products.
The answer lies in using a dry termite repellent, zinc borate or calcium borate, which is added to a combination of wood and resins during the manufacturing process.
He has tested two forms of inorganic borate (zinc borate and disodium octaborate retrahydrate) for resistance to fungus and termite attack.
Inorganic boron (disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT)), and zinc borate (ZB) have been used against the FST.
Borax offers Borogard ZB zinc borate as a preservative for wood-polyolefin and wood-PVC composites.
The new company, GLCC Laurel Inc., includes the Great Lakes' Timonox, TMS, and Trutint antimony oxide flame retardants; Pyrobloc sodium antimonate and zinc borate synergists; and Oncor, Smokebloc, and Ongard smoke suppressants.
Principal uses for zinc borate are in PVC, polyolefins, epoxy, rubber, elastomers, nylon and other engineering resins.
* NcerdX phosphorus and zinc borate flame retardants, synergists and smoke suppressants.