The '1000' series of products are a more environmentally aware fire retardant additive.
The materials are blends of glasses from different industries, including recycled glasses, in a near white powder form.
They are additives that can be used as fire barrier fillers in thermosetting and thermoplastics, paints, adhesives, fillers, sealants cables, flooring and other uses.
Paint containing the product has passed BS 476 parts 6 & 7.
Unchanged by time. May clump under pressure in store, quickly returns to powder if broken up. Nominal shelf life quoted as 2 years from date of production but should remain unchanged while the packaging remains intact.
As the temperature rises the glass blend melts, flows and sets hard. The lower melt temperature is in the region of 400’C and the setting action occurs at about 750’C and remains hard to over 1000’C. These melt temperatures and setting points are dependent on the blend used and the material into which they are added.
An integral fire barrier is formed in situ within the host material which is effective at the point of fire penetration. A hard, glacious char is formed which acts as an insulate in its own right.
The conversion process absorbs heat, reduces smoke and toxic fume emission and is halogen free.
With reference to Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Our products do not contain any lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium.
|S.G.||0.8 – 2 Uncompacted|
|Particle Size||30 micron average|
|High Temp. Stability||Stable (5 weeks at 50c)|
|Freeze thaw stability||Stable|
|PH (by meter)||9-11|
|Inclusion rate||10 -30% by weight|
Note. M&CT 1006, 1007, 1016 8008 are not flame retardants, do not prevent initial combustion and will not prevent flame spread.
The leachate is produced by covering the material in water.
|1006 & 8008||Most alkaline|
|1016||Almost neutral under these conditions|
Titration results can be important when the material is used with certain polymers, especially where alkali can accelerate reactions.