Kemgard® Molybdate Flame Retardant and Smoke Suppressant Compounds

Kemgard® molybdate products are cost-effective flame retardants and smoke suppressants based on patented surface treatment technology. The Kemgard flame retardant and smoke suppressant product chemistries include zinc molybdate, calcium zinc molybdate and zinc oxide/phosphate complexes.

The Kemgard products are designed to replace more expensive bulk molybdate compounds (Ammonium Octamolybdate – AOM) with less expensive core/shell structures where expensive active phase (molybdate) is deposited on the surface of inert core particles, such as magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, talc and zinc oxide.  Kemgard molybdate flame retardants and smoke suppressants are highly efficient and effective in a myriad of applications.


 

Kemgard Technical Papers

 

Background Information

  • J.M. Huber Corporation acquired the Kemgard® product line from The Sherwin Williams Company in August 2010.
  • Kemgard materials are smoke...

Abstract
This paper discusses the use of metal hydroxides such as magnesium hydroxide or alumina trihydrate with zinc borate for formulating high-performance wire and cable...

Presentation Outline

  • W&C compounds must meet demanding fire performance specifications.
  • Zinc molybdate/zinc borate complex ‐ zinc borate surface treated with zinc molybdate....

Abstract
Various flame retardant additives have been used to formulate low-smoke flexible PVC for cable applications. Metal hydroxides, which primarily consist of aluminum trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium dihydroxide (MDH)...

Abstract
Demand for low smoke wire and cable compounds including low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) compounds has been steadily growing. Such compounds often contain special additives promoting char formationf...

Viability of continued use of antimony oxide is among the topics of broad interest to PVC compound suppliers as well as their end users. Existing and emerging regulatory mandates have continued to drive an industry-wide effort to...