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Luna receives patent for flame retardant.

Luna Innovations, Blacksburg, VA, has been issued U.S. patent 7,001,942, entitled "Flame Retardant Thermoset Resins and Methods of Making the Same." The patent is for novel flame retardant thermoset resin systems used in coatings, adhesives, plastics, and composites. By using superabsorbent polymer (SAP) particles incorporated into synthetic resins, Luna's flame retardants produce a noncombustible surface under fire conditions and slow heat transfer through the material. The flame retardants are based in inorganic materials, which avoid the environmental impact and toxicity concerns associated with halogenated flame retardants. They are reportedly highly effective at low concentrations and generate minimal smoke.
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Title Annotation:Business & Industry
Publication:JCT CoatingsTech
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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