Partner search- Flame retardant (FR) Water-Based Acrylic Polymer for Textile and Paint Industry


An Israeli SME has developed a flame retardant water-based acrylic polymer for various applications, mainly in textile & paint industry. Advantages over those on the market include environmental friendliness, transparency, easy incorporation in various materials, good compatibility & pH-stability etc. Looking for licence and commercial agreement with technical assistance, as well as for technical cooperation.

Full description

In order to give properties to their mixtures / compositions, current textile and paint industry use the compounds which contain chemically non-bound bromine.
In view of environmental protection, such mixtures are dangerous for their ability to release bromine into environmental surrounding.

The company has developed and offers a flame retardant environmentally friendly mixture (polymer composition) containing a newly developed polymer with chemically bound bromine. This flame retardant (FR) polymer composition gives the user an opportunity to pass local standards in each country with the ease of a regular acrylic binder – so, the product can be used as a regular binder in the textile and paint industry. This property of the polymer composition is unique and gives the user full flexibility to choose both substrate and durability of the application. The product is aiming to the finisher of the textile industry and to varnish producers in need of FR properties. The polymer composition is patent protected around the world.
The company would appreciate cooperation with industrialists intending to solve fire resistance problems to meet the standards requirements applied in their countries.
The company is well established and has an experience of over 25 years in polymer developments, production and distribution. The company strives to develop new nano materials with special properties under the concept of “smart carrier”.

Innovative Aspects

Innovative Aspects of the Offer
1.Universal water-based acrylic polymer, “smart carrier” of fire resistance property without releasing free bromine in the process of substrate (fabric, paint etc.) manufacturing.
2.The polymer is Nano-structured (produced in nanotechnology process).

Main advantages of the Offer
1.”Green” product, as compared to those on the market
2.Transparency, up to 100 %
3.Easy to use (easy incorporated in various systems / materials).

Partner expertise sought:

– Type of partner sought: 1. type of the partner sought – industry

2. the specific area of activity of the partner – manufacturer / distributor / user of technical and home-use fabrics (for any fields of application), which require fire retardancy.

3. the tasks to be performed – to use the product offered via license agreement, to test its new applications and adaptation to specific needs, to cooperate in technical consultancy and quality control.
– Specific area of activity of the partner:
– Task to be performed by the partner sought:

Listed under: Building and Construction \ Materials \ Nanotechnology & Nanoscience \ Medical Devices

Key dates
Profile created on: 20 November 2012
Closing date: 11 September 2013

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Combinations of Elements: a New Paradigm for Fire Retardancy

Article Macromolecular Chemistry and PhysicsVolume 213, Issue 19,  October 15, 2012:

by: Thirumal Mariappan, Charles A. Wilkie


This trend article describes some recent work related to the development of flame retardancy of six common plastic materials, polypropylene, polystyrene, poly(methyl methacrylate), unsaturated polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resin. Conventionally, a single fire retardant element is used to achieve fire retardancy but in this paper, there is a description of combinations of fire retardant elements, including a nano-sized material.  read more: click here

Transferring noncharring polyolefins to charring polymers with the presence of Mo/Mg/Ni/O catalysts and the application in flame retardancy

This article Was published in Journal of Applied Polymer Science (first published online: 3 NOV 2012).


This article presents a novel investigation on the Mo/Mg/Ni/O catalysts (Nmm-cats) with which the noncharring polyolefins are basically transferred to the charring polymers under forced flaming conditions and the flame retardancy of polyolefins is improved dramatically. The results of model charring experiments show that when appropriate Mo/Mg/Ni molar ratio is adopted and only 3% Nmm-cats is blended, the Nmm-cats belong to high-efficient charring catalysts that can deposit 56 and 64 wt % of volatile products in-situ from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively. The charring properties are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy; and the char-forming mechanisms are analyzed by wide-angle X-ray diffraction experiment. The improvement in flammability properties for LLDPE and PP is demonstrated by using a cone calorimeter.

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