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ION LINKED FLAME RETARDANT POLYMERS

Objective


Grecian Magnesite prepared Magnesium based fillers for polymercompounds and as reactive salt in ionic polymerization processes. There Grecian Magnesite was very successful and developed both a laboratory and a pilot plant scale process for converting MgO from its own mine in Greece to Mg(OH)2, flame retardant grade.

Henkel developed a new adhesive which is based on oleochemical oligomers described in the abbreviations of the samples in the annex. The adhesive fulfils market requirements for paper glues and in formulations with some percentages of petrochemical based polymers for high performance products. Project result led to a new R&D-project for oleochemical modifications of calciumcarbonates for DIY products.

The NKT-Research center investigated and produced a halogen free polymer for cable insulation based on EVA which fulfils all technical requirements and market needs. The product is very interesting because of the price which is low compared with the best product currently available in the market.

The University of Lille provides new knowledge and better understanding of pyrolysis reactions and polymer behaviour within polymerblends. Characterisation of complex polymer compounds is a difficult subject and needs highly experienced personnel.
New polymers are developed based on modified agricultural raw materials. The chances are considerable that these polymers have a good biodegradability and a fire-retarding effect.

Aim of the project is to link COOH-terminated oleochemical raw materials by polyvalent ions to new oligomers and polymers and to test these structures as a component in adhesives, sealings, paints and as a fire-retarding agent in plastics, in particular in cable insulation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HENKEL KGAA
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40589 Düsseldorf
Germany

Participants (3)

GRECIAN MAGNESITE SA
Greece
Address
45 Michalacopoulou Str.
11528 Athens
Laboratoire Physicochimie des Solides
France
Address

59652 Villeneuve D'ascq
NKT RESEARCH CENTER
Denmark
Address
Sognevej 11
2605 Brondby