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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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
Our ATH, Boehmite, Titanium Dioxide and Barium Sulfate have the power to be transformed in many different and incredible results. If you are a manufacturer and you are looking for the best raw materials for your business, pay attention to this article and discover the quality of the best specialty minerals.
ALUPREM, Premium Aluminum Trihydrate and Boehmite.
These products are suitable for a broad range of applications including Wire & Cable, Printed Circuit Boards, Catalysts, High-Tech Polishing, Coatings and Pigments. Performance benefits include high temperature flame retardant, improved mechanical properties & scratch resistance, good resin compatibility and high brightness.
One of the most important applications of our ATH is the Solid Surface manufacture. Part of the amazing and modern design our clients obtain in their products is thanks to the high quality and high standards of our minerals. See some of these applications here https://torminerals.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/we-make-it-possible/
TITANIUM DIOXIDE, our unique and innovative colored mineral.
Unique, Beige and Gray Colored TiO2 Pigments offer formulation cost savings for paints and coatings (architectural, industrial, metal finishes, powder coating, coil backers, primers and wood coatings), sealants, floor tiles, PVC and plastics master batch.
Read this other post about our special TiO2 here https://torminerals.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/titanium-dioxide-goodbye-to-the-white/
THE ADVANTAGES OF OUR BARTEX
Barium Sulfate’s high density is one of the primary reasons it is used as a Pigment. Suitable for use in both acid and basic conditions, BARTEX gives weight and body to products ranging from Powder Coatings to Rubber products (floor mats and curtain backings) and Plastics (poker chips and billiard balls). BARTEX is also used as an extender pigment in top coats and primers.
Discover more of these applications here
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Premium Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) and Boehmite (AMH) products are produced at TOR- Netherlands and are designed for the most demanding worldwide applications. In-house engineered surface treatment is available for enhance performance benefits.
Produced at TOR Minerals- US, the low viscosity OPTILOAD series offers high performance in a wide range of thermoset composite applications including Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC), Pultrusion, Resin Infusion and Spray-up / Hand Lay-up.
HALTEX® ATH is an economical, non-toxic, flame retardant & smoke suppressant filler produced in the at TOR Minerals- US for supply to the North American market. HALTEX features tightly controlled particle sizing to meet specific application performance requirements. Quality is suitable for a broad range of uses including: Electrical Components, Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC), Adhesives & Sealants, Roof Coatings, Foam Insulation and Rubber Mining Belts.
TOR MINERALS IN JEC PARIS 2014
TOR Minerals had a booth on the JEC show in Paris (March 11th-13th). We were presenting (Pavilion 7-2, number P-43) and introducing our new products as engineered fillers, low viscosity ATHS for SMC/BMC and PULTRUSION
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