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Chementator: Nanocomposite

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AkzoNobel Polymer Chemicals LLC (Chigago, Ill.; www.akzonobel.com/polymer) has launched Perkalite, a new range of synthetic, layered double-hydroxide (LDH) organoclays. With proper compounding, the LDH organoclays delaminate to nanoscale sizes and form a true nanocomposite, says the company. Perkalite nanocomposites feature improved flame retardancy, gas barrier properties and mechanical properties, says the manufacturer. It is suitable for use as a flame retardant synergist in low-smoke, zero-halogen wire and cable, and in building and construction applications. Perkalite also fully complies with European, and possibly U.S., regulations for food-contact applications. The product is produced at AkzoNobel’s site in Greiz, Germany, via a proprietary process. Click here for full pdf version of this article – includes all graphs, charts, tables, and author information  
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