Managing a burning issue safely and sustainably
Intumescent systems offer halogen-free fire protection for people and property. Today, the use of intumescent systems is growing thanks to their safe chemical profile in terms of handling and environment, as well as their efficient protection that meets stringent fire safety regulations.
Intumescent systems with Perstorp's Charmor™ are ideal as protective coatings and sealants in the construction industry, for fire resistant plastics in electrical, electronics and transportation.
New product from tried & tested chemistry
Charmor™ is a well-established and leading brand in carbon source intumescent coatings and plastic systems. Perstorp launched the Charmor™ brand several years ago with Charmor™ PP100 (polymeric- lower melting point), used in polyolefins and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE’s). In addition the Charmor product family includes Charmor™ PM, used in thermosets for gel coats, composites and panels and Charmor™ DP, used in thermoplastics for cables. Charmor is the carbon source of the intumescent systems, and needs to be combined with suitable nitrogen and phosphorus components.
Intumescent systems in plastics with the new Charmor™ PM40 Care
Reducing the toxicity of smoke, and slowing down smoke release in the event of a fire has become a burning issue, especially with new fire legislations. People die more often in fires from smoke inhalation than from the actual fire. Perstorp’s new Charmor™ PM40 Care is the next development step in safe carbon source products for intumescent systems.
Like other Charmor™ products, using Charmor™ PM40 Care contributes to fully meet the tough new legislations for fire retardant plastics, by significantly reducing smoke release, increase limited oxygen index and optimize intumescent package formulation. This allows for more time to escape and put the fire out, with a light weight low density solution. But Charmor™ PM40 Care does not stop there; it goes on to give you a unique and unmatchable environmental profile too.
Perstorp is member of Pinfa>>,pinfa is the Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association and is a Sector Group within Cefic