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Natural mineral FR solution for the US polymer industry

UltraCarb rock and powder
LKAB Minerals showcased a presentation on the replacement of ATH by UltraCarb

150 delegates listened to a presentation on the natural mineral filler UltraCarb replacing ATH at the AMI Fire Retardants in Plastics conference.

The annual two day conference was held on May 13 and 14 in Denver, USA for the fourth time and has developed as an important gathering place for the flame retardant industry. The 2014 program included presentations on market trends and developments plus new technologies and applications.

On the first day, LKAB Minerals Business Development Manager for Polymers & Coatings, Chris DeArmitt gave his presentation on UltraCarb, a natural halogen-free fire retardant made from the minerals hydromagnesite and huntite (HMH). Chris also took the opportunity to present other natural mineral solutions to the audience including our high density product MagniF and VHAR Mica products.

Delegates were keen to learn more on the unique three-stage fire retardant mechanism of HMH and our new ultrafine LH3 product’s compounding possibilities which they were able to obtain from our dedicated exhibition stand. “The stand was ideal to network and exchange ideas with other members of the flame retardant industry,” Chris DeArmitt says. “There was also a large amount of interest in MagniF and VHAR Mica considering they are not flame retardant fillers.”

The next conference which LKAB Minerals will participate in is coming up fast: AMI’s  ‘Polymers in Cables’ which will take place in Philadelphia June 17 and 18 where Chris will again give a presentation. We are looking forward to presenting our unique high-quality mineral solutions to the US polymer industry with delegates at that event.