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Old 06-04-2020, 03:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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basalt.today: Successful development of the first truly non-toxic Fire Retardant (FR) epoxy
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We have tested this epoxy on various layers of basalt volcanic rock fiber fabrics and fiberglass and carbon fibers. All successfully. Typically most so-called FR resins give off toxic smoke that is more dangerous than the fire. This new FR epoxy builds up a char layer, sort of like an in tumescent paint, and prevents fire from penetrating to the lower layers of cloth and resin while maintaining great structural capacity.... Our chemistry wets out beautifully on most all fiber fabrics. Basalt is, for an FR solution, the prime material.
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