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Article Date: 07/09/2012
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NIST Highlights Flame Retardant Research
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) June 27 said its researchers have made progress with clay-based flame retardant technology. The spray-on process, said NIST, involves a “thick, fast-forming coating that the NIST team created has a uniformly high concentration of flame-inhibiting clay particles, and it adheres strongly to the Swiss cheese-like surface of polyurethane foam, which is used in furniture cushions, carpet padding, children's car seats, and other items.”
Touting the process as a green alternative, the agency said ... Log in to view full article.