Our ‘Pioneering’ Spirit Leads to Ceramics Success

We’ve had a longstanding tradition at Huber Engineered Materials to develop new and innovative products and technologies that assist our customers in making their products appeal, perform and process better.

Such is the case with our unique line of Martoxid® KMS ‘Ready to Press’ granulates which are specifically engineered to enhance ceramics applications, electronic components, anti-wear components and other high performance applications.

Our four unique grades have AL2O3 content ranging from 94 to 99%.  A carefully controlled manufacturing process combined with constant monitoring and detailed quality control ensure the production of consistently high grade feed stocks with reproducible product characteristics.

 

To learn more, we invite you to click on the brochure icon above and download our literature which contains comprehensive product information or visit our Product Finder to learn more about the advantages of these high performing Martoxid KMS grades.  We look forward to hearing from you.

    

Kemgard® Smoke Suppressants for Rigid and Flexible PVC Applications the Talk of AMI’s PVC Formulation Conference

David Reece, Huber’s Thermoplastics Technology Manager, begins his engaging and informative discussion on the effectiveness of Kemgard® smoke suppressants in rigid and flexible PVC applications.

 

 

We consider it quite an honor and privilege when selected to speak and present a technical paper and information about our product offerings and technology at events such as trade shows and conferences.

Such was the case this week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (U.S.), as David Reece, Huber’s Thermoplastics Technology Manager, was selected to present to more than 150 attendees at Applied Market Information’s (AMI) PVC Formulation Conference.  The annual two-day program held at The Westin Conference Center featured technical presentations from experts​ covering global trends in PVC technology, including the latest advances in a range of PVC additives like functional extenders and fillers.

David’s engaging and informative talk focused on our exclusive line of Kemgard® molybdate smoke suppressants, which are cost-effective and manufactured by patented processes in which molybdates are precipitated on an inert core.  This “coated core” approach makes more efficient use of the molybdate species by maximizing the active surface area at a much lower cost than pure molybdate chemicals, such as ammonium octamolybdate (AOM).  David reviewed new and interesting data about the effectiveness of our Kemgard products in the most demanding rigid and flexible PVC applications.

We invite you to learn more by clicking here to download our latest literature which features the data he presented.  Also, contact us or visit our Product Finder and request your Kemgard sample today.  We look forward to hearing from you.

    

Annual Trade Show and Conference Schedule Begins in Charleston with 2019 SPE TOPCON

Our very busy 2019 trade show and conference schedule is off to a fast and productive start in Charleston, South Carolina (U.S.), as we’re live at the Belmond Charleston Center Hotel exhibiting at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoset Topical Conference (TOPCON).  A key annual stop, we have the opportunity to visit with technical experts from throughout the thermoset industry to discuss our halogen-free fire retardant additives and ground calcium carbonate extenders.

There’s been plenty of interest in our exclusive MoldX® optimized alumina trihydrate (ATH) products, which offer the thermoset formulator very high loadings and the advantage of lower viscosity while meeting the most stringent fire and flame retardance (FR) requirements.  At TOPCON, we’re promoting four MoldX optimized ATH grades:

 

  • MoldX® A400
  • MoldX® A110
  • MoldX® S45
  • MoldX® P18

Hubercarb® W4 ground calcium carbonate is also a high performance mineral in thermoset applications offering a rounded particle shape with chalk-like softness.  Two key advantages of the grade are it contains very low levels of crystalline silica along with low leachable chloride content.  It is milled from a unique micritic limestone ore and is one of the purest forms of GCC available.  For more information about the Hubercarb W4 grade, click here.

We’re excited and pleased about the success we’ve achieved this week at TOPCON and can’t wait to see you soon in all parts of the world as we exhibit and have the opportunity to personally meet you and discuss our product offerings which are backed by superior technical service with unsurpassed customer care second-to-none.  For samples of any of our products, contact us today!

 

Our New Martoxid® TM-4000 Series Products (and Martoxid® TM-4250 Thermally Conductive Filler Grade) Pack a Strong Thermal Management Punch for a Variety of Electronics and Automotive Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited and pleased to offer a unique alternative in optimizing thermal management to meet controlled and superior heat dissipation requirements with our exclusive series of Martoxid® TM Thermally Conductive Fillers.  Our alumina-based solutions are designed to function as a thermally conductive and electrically insulative material for modified polymeric systems offering unique properties and performance.

Huber’s Martoxid® TM-4000 series products are specially designed for polyamides.  Martoxid® TM-4250 thermally conductive filler is the newest grade in the series, which can increase orientation independent (isotropic) thermal conductivity in PA6 and PA66 up to 2.5 W/mK (in-plane and through plane). Also, additive levels up to 75 weight % combined with low viscosity and excellent flowability result in higher throughput during extrusion while providing lower energy consumption.

Tests conducted at Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt, Germany, on PA6 compounds confirms that the abrasion level of Martoxid TM-4250 is low and much less abrasive compared with fillers that have a lower Mohs hardness, such as aluminosilicate and glass fiber.

The unique engineered morphology and surface treatment qualities of Martoxid TM-4250 enable formulators to achieve superior compound performance, including excellent mechanical properties such as elongation at break and Charpy impact strength.  Because of the optimized rheological behavior, the Martoxid TM-4000 series can be used in complex and integrative designs of parts, including sub-millimeter wall thicknesses via standard injection molding techniques.  Furthermore, injection molding production processes showed a reduced cycle time up to 50 percent compared to standard polyamide parts as a result of a faster cooling time.  There are a number of application possibilities for the Martoxid TM-4000 series, including a variety of electronics and automotive technologies.  To learn more about the Martoxid TM-4000 Series of products, click here.