Magnesium Hydroxide Flame Retardants (MDH)
Huber’s magnesium hydroxide products are flame retardants and smoke suppressants utilized in applications where higher processing temperatures are necessary.
The good news: magnesium hydroxide is able to take over in the higher temperatures where alumina trihydrate (ATH) leaves off. While functioning in the exact same manner as alumina trihydrate, there is one key difference: magnesium hydroxide undergoes endothermic decomposition when water is released at 330°C or 626°F. That means it is thermally stable at temperatures up to 110°C higher than alumina trihydrate.
Formulators can also blend MDH with ATH to achieve improved flame retardancy in a variety of polymer systems. Click here to learn more about blending.
Click here to learn more about how Huber's magnesium hydroxide flame retardants will enhance your application.
Huber offers comprehensive technical guidance in using its array of high-performing magnesium hydroxide flame retardants. Please click on these technical papers for more information:
Important Update: on February 1, 2016, the J.M. Huber Corporation purchased the Martinswerk flame retardant and specialty chemical businesses. To download Martinswerk product information and technical data, click here. To see the press release announcing the acquisition, click here.
To learn more and obtain samples of our magnesium hydroxide flame retardants and smoke suppressants, please refer to our Product Finder or Contact Us directly: