flame and smoke blogThe R.J. Marshall Company has been an industry leader in flame retardant and smoke reduction technology for over 30 years. The purpose of our flame & smoke blog is to keep our customers informed of our latest product developments, testing results, industry news, regulation updates, and product trends. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, send us a message on our contact us page. For a complete list of products, please check out our Alumina Trihydrate and Marshall Additive Technologies flame retardant and smoke suppressant pages and brochures.

Flame retardant (FR) and smoke suppressant (SS) additives comprise two separate technologies within the specialty additives industry. Each technology has its own unique chemistries, products, applications, producers, users, end markets, screen tests and certification tests. There are many, many individual topics within each of these technologies. This blog is meant to provide brief capsules on very specific topics within each additive specialty. We hope you find this interesting and we welcome your feedback and any questions. As always, RJM MAT personnel stand ready to assist you with your flame retardant and smoke suppressant requirements. Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.

Antimony Trioxide – Did you know?

By: Dr. Ed Weil Research Professor, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (off-campus) IP Fellow, University of Akron Research Foundation Adjunct Professor., SUNY Stony Brook (off-campus) Consultant in flame retardancy; U.S. patent agent Antimony trioxide is rated as R40 in the EU (limited … Continue reading

Huntite-Hydromagnesite

By: Dr. Ed Weil Research Professor, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (off-campus) IP Fellow, University of Akron Research Foundation Adjunct Professor., SUNY Stony Brook (off-campus) Consultant in flame retardancy; U.S. patent agent Huntite-Hydromagnesite is a natural mineral mined in Greece and Turkey … Continue reading

Magnesium Hydroxide Uses and Synergies

By: Dr. Ed Weil Research Professor, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (off-campus) IP Fellow, University of Akron Research Foundation Adjunct Professor., SUNY Stony Brook (off-campus) Consultant in flame retardancy; U.S. patent agent In applications above the water-loss range of ATH (i.e., around … Continue reading

ATH and Enhancements w/ Zinc Borate

By: Dr. Ed Weil Research Professor, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (off-campus) IP Fellow, University of Akron Research Foundation Adjunct Professor., SUNY Stony Brook (off-campus) Consultant in flame retardancy; U.S. patent agent ATH is, by weight and for all applications, the largest … Continue reading