A. Schulman, a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, and resins, is expanding its polyethylene based range of specialty powders with Icorene 9106.
Fully compliant with the flame retardant standard UL94 V-0, Icorene 9106 helps in reducing the fire danger and reducing the speed of flame spread. Molder and the end user have greater safety in the use of Icorene 9106, as it is halogen-free.
The rare rotomolding grade available in the market, Icorene 9106, meets both the requirements of reducing the fire danger as well as reducing the speed of flame spread. Like conventional halogenated grades, the material also offers a wide processing window and provides the same characteristics, properties and UL94 V-0 FR performance. The material meets the stringent criteria with regards to after flame and afterglow time to make it conform to UL94 V0 grade.
Les Druyf Product Line Manager, said, “The new grade provides molders with more options to meet safer and more sustainable requirements in a variety of markets. Helping manufacturers meet their safety objectives, by developing this new product showcases A. Schulman’s concern for safety to its employees and also the customers’ workers”.
Presently, Icorene 9106 is available in off-white color. Other colors are under evaluation for certification.
A. Schulman, Inc. , headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has been offering innovative solutions to meet its customers’ demanding requirements, which include a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. With 54 manufacturing facilities globally, the company had net sales of approximately $2.5 billion during the fiscal year ending August 31, 2017.