TOR MINERALS, THE IMPORTANCE OF INNOVATING

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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

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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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Source: http://www.aluminachem.com/products.htm

 

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.

If you are interested on discovering more applications of our high quality ATH mineral, come and visit us on our offcial webpage http://www.torminerals.com 

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Information source: Composites Symposium 2011

Innovating… TiO2- Color Hybrid Pigments

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Innovating... TiO2- Color Hybrid Pigments

Unique, Beige and Gray Colored TiO2 Pigments offer formulation cost savings for paints, coatings and plastics

Titanium Dioxide or TiO2 is the most widely used prime pigment in paints, coatings, plastics, paper and many other products. Typically TiO2 provides opacity and whiteness to end products. HITOX® and TIOPREM® (heat stable for high temperature applications), however, are unique beige and gray colored Rutile TiO2 pigments. They occupy a marketing niche as high quality, color pigments that offer cost savings by replacing some of the more expensive color pigments as well as white TiO2 in a broad range of color formulations. HITOX® and TIOPREM® are commonly used by major international paint and plastics manufacturers. Uses include paints and coatings (architectural, industrial, metal finishes, powder coating, coil backers, primers and wood coatings), sealants, floor tiles, PVC and plastics master batch.

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TOR Minerals, also aware

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TOR Minerals, also aware

Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) and Boehmite (AMH) halogen-free flame retardant & smoke suppressant fillers for plastics, rubber and specialty applications.

Non-toxic, non-corrosive Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) and Boehmite (AMH) flame retardant and smoke suppressant fillers function on the principal of heat- activated decomposition into aluminum oxide and water. During fire conditions, water vapor is released via an endothermic reaction which acts to cool the surface and displace oxygen required for burning. The resulting aluminum oxide char barrier further hinders combustion and reduces smoke density.

Alumina Trihydrate is the most widely used and increasingly important, environmentally friendly flame retardant in the market. Thermal decomposition occurs at about 200°C, making it suitable for a broad range of plastics and rubber applications. Specialty low viscosity ATH is available for meeting the most stringent performance requirements for a variety of composite processes, substituting halogenated flame retardants. For higher temperature polymers or processing conditions, boehmite is thermally stable to > 300°C and offers excellent mechanical properties, high heat capacity and good resin compatibility.

Titanium Dioxide: goodbye to the white

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Titanium Dioxide: goodbye to the white

Unique, Beige and Gray Colored TiO2 Pigments offer formulation cost savings for paints, coatings and plastics

Titanium Dioxide or TiO2 is the most widely used prime pigment in paints, coatings, plastics, paper and many other products. Typically TiO2 provides opacity and whiteness to end products. HITOX® and TIOPREM® (heat stable for high temperature applications), however, are unique beige and gray colored Rutile TiO2 pigments. They occupy a marketing niche as high quality, color pigments that offer cost savings by replacing some of the more expensive color pigments as well as white TiO2 in a broad range of color formulations. HITOX® and TIOPREM® are commonly used by major international paint and plastics manufacturers. Uses include paints and coatings (architectural, industrial, metal finishes, powder coating, coil backers, primers and wood coatings), sealants, floor tiles, PVC and plastics master batch.

The power of Titanium Dioxide

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The power of Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide or TiO2 is the most widely used prime pigment in paints, coatings, plastics, paper and many other products. Typically TiO2 provides opacity and whiteness to end products. HITOX® and TIOPREM® (heat stable for high temperature applications), however, are unique beige and gray colored Rutile TiO2 pigments. They occupy a marketing niche as high quality, color pigments that offer cost savings by replacing some of the more expensive color pigments as well as white TiO2 in a broad range of color formulations. HITOX® and TIOPREM® are commonly used by major international paint and plastics manufacturers. Uses include paints and coatings (architectural, industrial, metal finishes, powder coating, coil backers, primers and wood coatings), sealants, floor tiles, PVC and plastics master batch.