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The Fire Retardant Additives business unit of Huber Engineered Materials, division of J.M. Huber Corp., has introduced two technologies.
The first innovation is a Martinal highly loaded alumina trihydrate core compound for aluminum sandwich panels, which meets Euroclass A2 requirements. The compound meets CPR A2s1d0, Huber said, meaning low smoke formation and no generation of burning droplets. This patented core compound allows manufacturers of aluminum sandwich panels to produce panels in a continuous production process, the company said, which brings several significant benefits, including increased throughput versus compression molding techniques.
Huber's second innovation is its Martoxid Thermal Load Management solution, which the company said provides superior heat dissipation and improved heat conductivity in polymer compounds and resins in a wide variety of thermoplastic and thermoset applications, such as E&E, automotive and thermal interface materials.
The newly developed Martoxid TM-2000, TM-3000 and TM-4000 product series enable loading levels up to 90 percent, Huber said, and provide thermal conductivity performance up to 3 W/mK, while retaining material properties. This achieves high loading levels while retaining important product properties, the company claimed, which opens up a wide variety application and market opportunities.
For more information, go to www.hubermaterials.com.