Thermoset Molding Compound is smoke and flame retardant.
December 29, 2009 -
Custom-formulated for applications requiring Class I rated material, Premi-GlasŪ 2550 CR-SX is suited for use in HVAC and construction products. Product exhibits resistance to corrosion, noise, and vibration while providing structural rigidity. Applications include housings, drain pans, and side walls for hot air furnaces, air handlers, and air conditioning units; and for building products such as residential and commercial doors. Antimicrobial version is also available.
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Rte. 20 & Harmon Rd., P.O. Box 281
North Kingsville, OH, 44068
New Smoke and Flame Retardant Sheet Molding Compound
Brings High-Performance Properties to HVAC and Construction Industries
North Kingsville, Ohio, USA, - Premix, Inc., a global leader in the development,
design, and manufacture of thermoset composite materials and custom-molded components,
announces the introduction of Premi-GlasŪ 2550 CR-SX, an advanced thermoset molding compound with superior smoke and flame retardant properties.
Custom-formulated specifically for applications requiring Class I rated material, Premi-GlasŪ 2550 CR-SX is ideal for use in HVAC and construction products, such as housings, drain pans, and side walls for hot air furnaces, air handlers and air conditioning units; and for building products such as residential and commercial doors.
Premi-GlasŪ 2550 CR-SX stands up to the industry's most stringent test requirements for flame and smoke retardance and exceeds Class I acceptance criteria listed in the UL 723 standard from Underwriters Laboratories. Also known as ASTM E84 and UBC 8-1, this standard is the test method of choice for many industries, including construction, where flame spread and smoke generation characteristics of materials must be classified prior to specification. The compound also exhibits superior resistance to corrosion, noise and vibration, and provides excellent structural rigidity, which, along with the other attributes, is needed for internal components in aircraft, buses and trains.
A variation of this high-performance compound is also available which offers outstanding antimicrobial properties. In conjunction with its rated flame and smoke performance, the available antimicrobial version offers developers of large HVAC systems the inherent design flexibility of thermoset composites while in parallel enabling the improvement of indoor air quality.
"Premix composite materials and custom-molded components reflect our constant commitment to refinement and testing under the toughest conditions," said Tom Meola, president and chief operating officer. "We bring our experience and collective knowledge of materials and materials capabilities to the design, molding and fabrication process, working with our customers to meet regulatory requirements and improve end-product performance."
A downloadable property data sheet for Premi-GlasŪ 2550 CR-SX is available at www.premix.com.
Premix, celebrating its 50th year, is a global leader in the development, design, and manufacture of thermoset composite materials and custom-molded components. Premix serves diverse global markets from its 330,000 square-foot facility in North Kingsville, Ohio, and its 50,000 square-foot operation in Bay City Michigan, focusing on the construction, renewable energy, transportation, aircraft, electrical, and HVAC industries.