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U.S. Borax products are used in a variety of fire retardant applications, including polymer-based applications, cellulose protection, lumber, and plywood.
Firebrake 500 is a dehydrated zinc borate with multifunctional fire retardant applications in a variety of polymers.
A white, crystalline powder manufactured in the U.S.A. by U.S. Borax Inc.
Firebrake zinc borates are multi-functional flame retardants. Firebrake ZB and Firebrake 500 can be fed to extruders, calenders, or injection moulding equipment in the same way as other solid polymer additives.
Firebrake ZB is a unique form of zinc borate with multifunctional fire retardant applications in plastic and rubber compounds.
Firebrake ZB Fine is recommended for applications where maximum fire test performance is needed and physical properties are critical.
Firebrake ZB, a boron-based multi-functional pigment, has been used by the coating industry for years.
Firebrake ZB, a boron-based multi-functional fire retardant, has been used as flame retardant, smoke suppressant, and afterglow suppressant in both halogen-containing and halogen-free elastomers.
Firebrake ZB, a boron-based multi-functional fire retardant, has been used as flame retardant, smoke suppressant, and afterglow suppressant in both halogen-containing and halogen-free epoxy.
Firebrake ZB is a borate product used extensively as a partial or complete replacement for antimony oxide and other high-cost flame retardants in flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Firebrake is our line of zinc borate products—multifunctional fire retardants for polyamides in applications such as electrical connectors, bobbins, circuit breaker, housings, transformer components, and encapsulations.