Zinc Borates Fire Retardants

Jan 23, 2021 | Fire Retardants

Specialized borate compounds, such as zinc borates, are used as fire retardants and smoke suppressant additives in polymers, plastics, and rubber applications.

Zinc borates can be used as a flame retardant, char promoter, afterglow and smoke suppressant, and anti-arc agent in polymer systems. They combines the optimum effects of zinc and boron oxides with water release for flame-retardant formulations processable up to 554°F (290°C).

Extensive Applications

  • Wire and cable products
  • Electrical connectors and bobbins
  • Circuit breakers and housings
  • Transformer components
  • Appliance components
  • Wall coverings
  • Flooring products
  • Intumescent coatings
  • Foam insulation
  • Mechanical parts
  • Conveyor belts
  • Carpet backing
  • Automotive upholstery
  • Roofing membranes
  • Skylight panels