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Case Study: Balancing Low Density with Superior Appearance in Sealing Materials
Thursday August 18, 2022 // 12:00pm ET
What happens when one of the world’s top car manufacturer’s asks you for something that doesn’t exist? You create it, of course! Sekisui Chemical Group was approached by a leading automotive manufacturer with a common, yet crucial problem: balancing high expansion rates and low density with uniform appearance and functionality. These factors are always a challenge when it comes to foaming agents for sealing materials.
New Polyurethane Dispersions for Foam-to-Foam Bonding Applications
Tuesday April 12, 2022 // 12:00pm ET
Waterborne spray applied adhesives are the most utilized technology in the foam-to-foam bonding industry. Polychloroprene rubber dispersions (CRD) are the dominant raw materials used in these applications due to their fast break properties leading to instant tack of the formulated adhesive. Find out more on this topic and how it can meet your company's needs at our upcoming Lunch & Learn.
Premier Graphite Additives for Fire Retardant Foams with Improved Electrical and Thermal Conductivity
Thursday March 4, 2021 // 12:00pm EST // Duration: 30 minutes
GrafGuard® expandable graphite is a premier intumescent additive that has begun to revolutionize the fire retardant foam industry. This presentation will describe the hows and whys to incorporate this non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, non-halogenated fire retardant additive into your foam formulation. NeoGraf Solutions has a 140-year history in making graphite-based products in Lakewood, Ohio. With ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, you can expect a reliable environmentally friendly product with world-wide distribution. The foam products produced with GrafGuard expandable graphite have a proven record of performance under very stringent UL and NFPA fire tests. There is a push also for additives to do more in the systems, therefore, we are introducing Graf+® graphite powders to be used in conjunction with GrafGuard expandable graphite flakes to make optimized systems for fire retardance and thermal conductivity. The Graf+ graphite powders may also be used independently to increase the desired properties of thermal and electrical conductivity with lower loading levels than traditional additives. This can be utilized for anti-static applications, conductive adhesives, conductive thermoplastics, and anywhere a lower resistance value can be exploited.