Additives Make Plastics Safe And Sound
Good design in plastics includes the art of combining the inherent safety properties of plastics, such as unbreakable materials, with appropriately designed product features. Rounded edges, child resistant closures and tamper evident seals are examples. Even greater safety factors can be built in through the use of additives.
Most people are probably not aware that all our major plastics are similar in composition to natural polymers such as wood, wool, silk or cotton. They are all based on organic molecules which can catch fire and burn. In some cases this is not a problem, but in other situations it could mean life or death. the building materials that are used to construct our homes, schools and public buildings must be protected against fire by law, which means they must nor ignite or spread flame. Depending on the type of plastics material and the likely hazard, there are many FLAME RETARDANT additives available to help satisfy this requirement.
Tough crash helmets and colour coded occurred regularly when pulleys overheated, causing serious warning lights are produced with additives (Shell).
An excellent example of lives saved by flame retardants in plastics is the conveyor belt in coal mines. For many years fires occurred regularly when pulleys overheated, causing serious accidents and deaths. But when belting made from PVC containing high levels of flame retardants was introduced in the mid-1950s, these accidents stopped.
An increasing amount of plastics is found in cars today. These man made materials are often selected for their safety value. Dashboards and bumper not only have to look stylish and work well, but must also prevent injury by absorbing and dissipating the force of any impact. The additive type used in this case would be an impact modifier. Pigments are additives usually chosen to make plastics look more attractive, but they can also increase the safety factor, such as the special colour-coding for electrical wiring. Designer often use colours to accentuate the controls on machines and day-glow pigments prevent many road accidents: runner and cyclists wear reflective fabrics and strips, while road, rail and building site workers can easily be seen in their fluorescent helmets and jackets.
Some Additives recommended from XINGHUA PIGMENTS GROUP:
Anti-ultraviolet Agent UV-P
Anti-ultraviolet Agent UV 326
Foaming agent AC-3000
Toughening Agent 9302
Plastic Antimicrobial B3000
Diffused Oil 9013A
Diffused Oil 9014A
Diffused Oil 9015A
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