GrafGuard® expandable graphite is a premier intumescent additive that has begun to revolutionize the fire retardant foam industry. The industry has been transforming away from hazardous halogen containing fire retardants to a more environmentally friendly alternative without losing performance. GrafGuard expandable graphite can be incorporated into nearly any polymeric foam matrix and the fire retardant performance can be upgraded.
This presentation will describe the “How’s and Why’s” to incorporate this non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, non-halogenated fire retardant additive into your foam formulation.
NeoGraf Solutions has a 140 year history in making graphite based products in Lakewood, Ohio. With ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications you can expect a reliable environmentally friendly product with world-wide distribution.
The foam products produced with GrafGuard expandable graphite have a proven record of performance under very stringent UL and NFPA fire tests. There is a push also for additives to do more in the systems, therefore, we are introducing Graf+® graphite powders to be used in conjunction with GrafGuard expandable graphite flakes to make optimized systems for fire retardance and thermal conductivity. The Graf+ graphite powders may also be used independently to increase the desired properties of thermal and electrical conductivity with lower loading levels than traditional additives. This can be utilized for anti-static applications, conductive adhesives, conductive thermoplastics, and anywhere a lower resistance value can be exploited.
David Stuart, Research Scientist & Application Engineer, NeoGraf Solutions
Sponsored by: NeoGraf Solutions https://neograf.com/
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