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Fire-Retardant

When public safety or government regulations must be addressed, our fire-retardant resins are versatile products for use in a wide variety of applications. All resins are formulated specifically to meet ASTM E 84 Class I flame spread requirements and combine the cost/performance benefits of composite resins with fire retardant and smoke suppression technologies.

Brominated Bisphenol- A Epoxy Vinyl Ester

Fire Retardant Bisphenol-A Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resin

VIPEL® K022

AOC's Vipel K022 series are brominated bisphenol-A epoxy vinyl ester resins dissolved in styrene.

Applications

The Vipel K022 series is ideally suited for use in hand lay-up, spray-up, filament winding and pultrusion processes where outstanding mechanical properties and excellent resistance to chemicals and heat are required.

Benefits

Versatile
Vipel K022 is available in a wide range of formulations, which allows the product to be used in many processes and also optimizes cost/performance.

Fire Retardant
Because of the versatility of Vipel K022, versions are available to meet ASTM E 84 Class 1 or 2 flame spread

Corrosion Resistance
Vipel K022 is highly resistant to both acidic and alkaline environments.

Mechanical Properties
Vipel K022 is suitable for moldings that are subjected to particularly high static or dynamic loads.

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Corrosion Resistant and Fire Retardant Bisphenol-A Epoxy VE

VIPEL® K026

Vipel K026 series are brominated bisphenol-A epoxy vinyl ester resins dissolved in styrene.

Applications

Vipel K026 series resins are ideally suited for use in hand lay-up, spray-up, filament winding and pultrusion processes where outstanding mechanical properties and excellent resistance to chemicals and heat are required.

Benefits

Fire Retardant
The Vipel K026 meets ASTM E 84 Class I flame spread and smoke requirements without antimony trioxide.

Corrosion Resistance
Vipel K026 resins have excellent resistance to both acidic and alkaline environments.

Mechanical Properties
Vipel K026 is suitable for moldings that are subjected to particularly high static or dynamic loads. These vinyl ester resins have excellent resistance to sustained heat. for moldings that are subjected to particularly high static or dynamic loads.

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Epoxy Novolac Vinyl Ester

Corrosion and Fire Retardant Epoxy Novolac Vinyl Ester Resin

VIPEL® K095

The Vipel K095 series are fire retardant epoxy novolac vinyl ester resins dissolved in styrene.

Applications

Vipel K095 resins are ideally suited for use in hand lay-up, spray-up, and filament winding processes where outstanding mechanical properties and resistance to solvents, oxidizing environments, chemicals and good thermal mechanical properties are required.

Benefits

Corrosion Resistance
The epoxy novolac-based backbone chemistry provides excellent resistance to acidic and mild alkaline environments (pH 1-12). Performs well in a wide range of acidic oxidants and solvents.

Fire Retardant
Vipel K095 achieves ASTM E 84 class I requirements for flame spread and smoke development without antimony trioxide.

Heat Temperature Resistance
Vipel K095 has excellent thermal mechanical properties and is suitable for elevated temperatures.

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Chlorendic Acid Polyester

Corrosion Resistant and Fire Retardant Chlorendic Polyester

VIPEL® K190

Vipel K190 series are chlorendic polyester resins designed for fire resistant and corrosion resistant applications.

Applications

Vipel K190 series resins are designed for demanding chemical environments such as hot wet chlorine and oxidizing chemicals.

Benefits

Flame/Smoke Resistance
Vipel K190 series resin meet ASTM E 84 Class II when 3.0% antimony trioxide is added.

Heat Resistance
Vipel K190 series is designed for high temperature applications.

Versatile
Suitable for various fabricating methods such as hand lay-up, filament winding, etc.

Corrosion Resistance
Vipel K190 is highly resistant to acidic oxidants and solvents. It is not suitable for alkaline environments.

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Isophthalic Polyesters

Fire Retardant Isophthalic Polyester Resin

VIPEL® K733

Vipel K733-A series are fire retardant isophthalic polyester resins that meets ASTM E 84 Class I flame spread with no synergists added.

Applications

Vipel K733 series resins are ideally suited for use in hand lay-up, spray-up and filament winding processes where outstanding mechanical properties and mild chemical resistance are required.

Benefits

Fire Retardant
Vipel K733-A requires no antimony trioxide to meet ASTM E 84 Class I flame spread requirements.

Vipel K733-B requires only 1.5% antimony trioxide to meet ASTM E 84 Class I flame spread requirements.

Versatile
Wide formulating capabilities allow for use in many processes and for optimization of cost/performance. Unique composition produces a tough and versatile resin with excellent crack and craze resistance in molded parts.

Corrosion Resistant
Vipel K733 provides mild chemical resistance to acidic environments.

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Fire Retardant Polyester Resin

FIREPEL® K130

AOC's Firepel K130 series resins are designed for fire resistant applications where ASTM E 84 Class I flame and smoke development are required. Flammability of composite parts is dependent on the geometry of the part, degree of cure, reinforcement content, types of reinforcement, etc.

Applications

Suitable for various fabricating methods such as hand lay-up, spray-up, filament winding, etc.

Benefits

Fire Retardant
Firepel K130 PT, NN and TT series meet ASTM E 84 Class I flame and smoke requirements.

Low VOC
All Firepel K130 versions contain less than 35% styrene.

Versatile
The Firepel K130 series molecular architecture provides an excellent balance of fire retardant, physical properties and cost.

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Polyester Resin For Filled Fire Retardant Applications

FIREPEL® K133

Firepel K133 series resins are specifically designed to be blended with alumina trihydrate (ATH) to provide fire retardant properties.

Firepel K133-ATT is thixotropic to keep the ATH in suspension longer. ATH is needed to provide fire retardant properties.

Benefits

Fire Retardant
Laminates made with Firepel K133 series have passed the UL 94-HB, UL 94-5V and UL 94-V-0 test requirements.

Toxicity
Composites made with Firepel K133 series resins have low toxicity values due to the absence of halogens.

Low Cost
Economical fire retardant composites can be made with Firepel K133 series resins.

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Halogen-Free Polyester Resin For Filled Fire Retardant Applications

FIREPEL® K320

AOC's Firepel K320-A series are promoted, non thixotropic resins specifically designed to be blended with alumina trihydrate (ATH) to provide fire retardant properties.

Applications

Firepel K320-A series resins are designed for use in filled applications where fire retardancy and low smoke emissions are required.

Benefits

Toxicity
Composites made with Firepel K320-A series resins have low toxicity values due to the absence of halogens.

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Mass Transportation Applications

Low Smoke Fire Retardant Resin System For Mass Transportation Applications

FIREPEL® K120

Firepel K120 s a halogen-free resin specifically designed to produce composites for mass transportation applications. This unique fire retardant resin requires no additional fillers or additives to achieve excellent results for flame spread, low smoke density and toxicity characteristics*.

Applications

Mass Transportation Applications

Benefits

Lighter Weight
Composites made from K120 are 10-30% lower in density than composites made from ATH filled resins.

Improved Mechanical Properties
Laminates made with Firepel K120 possess higher tensile strengths, elongations and toughness than those made with ATH filled resins. Optimum properties are achieved at reasonable glass contents (18-25%).

Excellent Fire Characteristics
Halogen-free Firepel K120 meets stringent flame spread (ASTM E662), smoke density (ASTM E163) and smoke toxicity (SMP 800-C) requirements for busses, vans and passenger trains.

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