The move away from halogenated fire retardants by industrial, construction, and transportation companies continues. They are all still required to have effective and proven flame retardants for use with textiles, wood, electronics, and polymers. More and more companies are turning to products made from borates as flame retardants. Special flame-resistant borate compounds have long been used to retard flames and reduce smoking.
Borates are naturally flame retardant. Their ability to promote char formation is useful in the protection of plastics, polymers, and rubber. Char reduces a fire’s length and inhibits the spread. Borate in electrical insulation material provides flame retardant properties to help protect wiring. The long-term effectiveness of fire-retardant products has always been an important consideration for product makers. That has led them to eliminate several non-borate choices for use in their manufacturing. Some of those products create acidic byproducts when made wet, such as, for example, with water from a fire hose. This accelerates corrosion in copper wiring and metal. Boric acid and borax do not suffer from such short comings. Fire-resistant products made from borates are superior and are the flame-retardant material of choice for many industries and manufacturers.
Rose Mill Company supplies borates to manufacturers of wood, cellulose, composite and polymer products that are required to meet flame retardancy standards.
Rose Mill Company supplies granular products as well as custom-produced powders to meet the production demands of manufacturers. Call us today to learn how our custom borate processing can make your manufacturing process more efficient and your products more effective.