Produced with a specific high temperature extrusion process, TROVO® Powder B consists of porous borosilicate glass foam particles (diameter of a few microns) which are functional polymer additives. They are used as synergists with PIN flame retardants, such melamine cyanurate or phosphorus FRs.
The glass particles can enhance or conserve (when FRs are added) polymer mechanical performance and contribute to intumescence. When used as carriers for inorganic ions they can provide durable antimicrobial and antifungal effects (silver ions) or smoke-suppression (zinc, tin, copper). They can also be used as carriers for organic catalysts. TROVOtech considers that their product offers environmental advantages by reducing resource consumption.