New Firepel® K120 FR System: Halogen-free Resins for Lighter Weight Composites

AOC announces its latest technology, Firepel® K120, a revolutionary new resin system which is halogen-free, fire-retardant and produces lighter weight composites.  Firepel K120 uses a unique intumescent technology that meets fire performance requirements, uses sustainable technology, and does not require antimony or aluminum trihydrate (ATH).

Firepel K120 is ideal for in mass transportation applications due to the reduced weight and fire-retardant qualities.  Parts using K120 have a potential weight savings of up to 30% compared to standard composites using antimony or ATH.

Firepel K120: Halogen-Free and ATH-Free Technology

“When developing Firepel K120, we wanted to utilize halogen-free technologies to create the highest fire-retardant and low-smoke characteristics possible,” said Fletcher Lindberg, Business Manger, Open-Mold Reinforced Resins.  “And because the resin’s excellent performance is achieved without ATH, Firepel K120 has a much lower specific gravity than ATH-filled composites, which makes it easier to process than traditional systems.  As an added benefit, tensile properties are higher with K120.”   Lindberg added, “This is break-through technology.  There is no other resin on the market that performs like K120.” (click here to read more)

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