Roots And A Crown: Building the National Museum of African American History And Culture

The African American Museum is the nation’s newest repository of history and the first green museum on the National Mall. Plastic – from safety equipment during the construction phase to pipes, ceilings, insulation and skylights – played a role in making the stunning building a reality.

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Too Hot To Handle: FlamaSol and Electronics

When an electrical device becomes unstable, a chain reaction occurs, which often leads to the battery exploding and causing a fire. A flame retardant additive for electronics, such as FlamaSol, is an essential tool for reducing the devastating damage caused by a fire.

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Plastics Are Booming In Construction

Plastics have become a common substitute for traditional building materials and are increasingly being used in construction because they are lighter, cheaper and more durable. FlamaSol, a flame-retardant additive, provides an extra layer of protection for plastic house wrap, outdoor decking, circuit boxes and similar products. Formulated to stop or slow the spread of fire, FlamaSol offers peace of mind when used in either commercial or residential applications. FlamaSol can be designed for your specific resin and application. Contact a Plastics Color representative to see how FlamaSol can e

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FlamaSol™ Halogen Vs. Low Halogen Vs. Non-Halogen: What’s The Difference?

You know you want the product you’re developing to include a flame-retardant, but do you know which kind you need? Plastics Color Corporation’s FlamaSol is available in three formulations: halogenated, low-halogenated and non-halogenated. We can help you determine the best type for your product. FlamaSol meets UL 94 standards and can be formulated to adhere to V-0, V-1 or V-2 ratings. We strive to meet or exceed industry-specific standards, so if you require different flame tests, we can formulate accordingly. FlamaSol can be designed for your specific resin and application. Contact a

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Constructing A Safe Job Site with FlamaSol FR

Nylon netting. House wraps. Ceiling tiles. These plastic items and more are common on construction sites and can benefit from the addition of a flame-retardant. FlamaSol can play a crucial part in reducing the devastating impact of fires on a jobsite.

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Benefits of Flame Retardants in Plastics

According to the American Chemistry Council, flame retardants play a key role in delaying flashover, which is especially critical to escaping the deadly consequences of fire. Flashover occurs when every flammable object in a room bursts into flames at the same time as a result of a combination of intense heat and the release of flammable gases. This can occur in just a few minutes, and flame retardants’ function in slowing this process down can be the difference between life and death. Flame retardants have a major impact in easing and reducing many fire conditions including ease of ignit

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Global demand expands for FlamaSol

The global demand for flame-retardant materials is growing exponentially. Stricter building codes, particularly in developing nations, and concerns over toxicity in consumer products are driving the increase. FlamaSol, one of the most effective flame retardant additives, contains none of the harmful chemicals used in previous formulations. Available in non-halogenated and low-halogenated versions, FlamaSol can help your product meet even the most stringent standards and regulations. Adding FlamaSol to your products prepares them for the global marketplace. Contact a Plastics Color represent

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Global demand expands for FlamaSol

The global demand for flame-retardant materials is growing exponentially. Stricter building codes, particularly in developing nations, and concerns over toxicity in consumer products are driving the increase. FlamaSol, one of the most effective flame retardant additives, contains none of the harmful chemicals used in previous formulations. Available in non-halogenated and low-halogenated versions, FlamaSol can help your product meet even the most stringent standards and regulations. Adding FlamaSol to your products prepares them for the global marketplace. Contact a Plastics Color represent

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Plastics Meet Contruction Demands

Plastics are enjoying strong growth in the building and construction industry. In fact, only the packaging market tops building and construction in consumption of plastic materials today. According to EnergyStar.gov, building and construction consumes over 15 billion pounds of plastics in the form of pipes and fittings, plumbing, structural plastic, bathroom fixtures, interior/exterior building materials, and air-supported structures.

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From Fun To Function: Plastics Add More Convenience To Daily Life

In the high-growth consumer electronics market, plastics play a variety of roles, making our personal lives easier, safer, less expensive, and more fun. Lightweight, durable, attractive, and cost-effective plastics are used in most small appliances, including coffee makers, irons, mixers, can openers, hair dryers, and shavers. Appliances such as microwave ovens and food processors use plastics to offer consumers unprecedented convenience. And all refrigerators today are insulated with thermal-efficient plastic foam, and their interiors are made of durable, easy-to-clean plastics.

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