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In addition to providing regional customer service, logistics and technical sales staff, TOR Minerals offers a range of technical services to help support its customers. Several application laboratories around the world have the challenging mission of achieving our customer’s needs through tailored services, product innovation and expert consultation. The services provided in working in close cooperation with our customers has played an important role in TOR Minerals worldwide growth over the years.


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ALUMINUM TRIHYDRATE, working for a better environment



ATH is used in polyester resins.  However with increased attention being given to smoke & toxic fume emissions, ATH has found large volume application in  vinyl as a low  smoke, non toxic replacement for antimony and in polyurethane, latex, neoprene foam system,  Rubber, wire & Cable insulation, vinyl walls & flooring coverings and epoxies. 

Alumina Trihydrate acts as a flame retardant and smoke suppressor because of its thermodynamic properties.  Its endothermic dehydration cools the plastic & Rubber parts and dilute with water vapour those combustible gases that do escape. 

The latter is probably the main phenomenon associated with smoke suppression other excellent performance include electrical and track resistance.

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Titanium Dioxide Raspberry Solar Cell, Video Demonstration


Photovoltaic cells, also called solar cells, are devices that create electricity from light. The most common type is made from silicon in a process similar to the way computer chips are made and requires large expensive factories.One possible alternative to silicon cells is dye-sensitized cells, which are less efficient, but are far less expensive to manufacture. The dye absorbs light and transfers the excited electrons to the titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide semiconductor material separates the charge. The redox couple completes the circuit. In this lab, we will use raspberry juice to construct a simple dye-sensitized solar cell and measure the electricity the cell produces.



Source: Wisconsin Mrsec



We had mentioned it in this blog before, Titanium Dioxide is a really special mineral with uncountable applications. TiO2 has once again shown its power through this revolutionary Self-cleaning glass. If you want to know more about how it works read this interview from The University of Cambridge and discover the advantages of Titanium Dioxide, one of the unique products of TOR Minerals.


Take a look at this post, also dedicated to TOR Minerals’ unique coloured TiO2, Titanium Dioxide.


Source: The Naked Scientists, University of Cambridge

Aluminum Trihydrate for Composites. The future of ATH

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Have you ever heard about the word “Composite”? If not, you serioulsy need to update yourself and discover this latest application of ATH -Aluminum Trihydrate-, one of the TOR Minerals keys.

According to the specialized website Composits Symposium, “the use of composites in aeronautical design is increasing since 90′ ” The perfect example for this isreflected on the weight of the biggest plain of the world, which currently corresponds in 25% to composites, mostly in wings and body.

The aerospace and aeronautical sectors are changing their courses during these years choosing composites over other conventional materials. Which are the specific reasons for that?

  • Composite enjoys better properties
  • Composite is a lighter material
  • Composites are indispensable for modern engineers
  • Composite performance proves to be more efficient

It was planned that Boeing 787-Dreamliner could include almost 52% of composites.

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Information source: Composites Symposium 2011