Posted on 09/02/2022 in Electric & Electronic Building & Construction Transport Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety
Mike Bird, Imerys

IMERYS S.A. is a French multinational company which specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals used in a vast range of applications, including the plastics, rubber, paints, ceramic and paper industries. Imerys’ PIN flame retardants include talc and kaolin, mica, hydrous and calcined clays. IMERYS provides engineered mineral grades as PIN synergists for plastics fire performance in applications including automotive, construction and cables. Specific manufactured talcs and kaolins have been engineered to provide significant synergistic performance with the widely used PIN FRs magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and aluminium trihydrate (ATH) by improving char formation and structure. These minerals are safe for the environment and health. Used at around 20% of the PIN FR loading in cables, they significantly decrease heat release rate and smoke emission whilst improving mechanical strength and flexibility. Imerys is researching further mineral combinations with synergistic effects, in order to continue to improve PIN fire safety solutions.IM

YS is headquartered in Paris with operations in more than 40 countries and over 16,000 employees. In 2020, IMERYS achieved EcoVadis’ Platinum rating, placing them among the top 1% of businesses to have undergone the assessment worldwide. In addition to EcoVadis, IMERYS sustainability performance is regularly assessed by many of the world’s leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies and indices.

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