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Managing a burning issue safely and sustainably

News International-French

4 Jul 2013

The Perstorp Group will be presenting its latest developments in carbon sources for intumescent systems. This will include the next step in carbon source innovation for both coating and plastic based intumescent systems, known as 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 legislation. 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. The product contributes to fully meet the tough new legislations for plastics, by significantly reducing smoke release. This allows for more time to escape and put the fire out, with a light weight low density solution.

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), which is 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 PM40 Care is the same molecule as Charmor PM40, but with a sharpened sustainability profile. This is a carbon source product based on renewable raw material, with a low carbon footprint (75% lower).