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Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants ADDITIVES for Commercial Applications

Polymer Additives Group (PAG) enhances, manufactures, and distributes a variety of traditional and proprietary additives for flame retardants and smoke suppressants on a global basis.

We partner with our customers to supply effective solutions to meet and exceed evolving regulatory and performance demands. PAG boasts an extensive line of traditional flame retardants – as well as cutting-edge technologies – offering a product line that includes Molybdenum-based mirco surface treatments, Zinc-, Tin-, and Magnesium-based smoke suppressants, Brominated-, Phosphorus-, Melamine- and Antimony-based flame retardants, Aluminum- and Magnesium-based hydrated fillers, Antimony Oxide alternatives, and low-cost AOM alternatives.

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Flame Retardants

PAG produces a variety of Flame Retardant additives that use different mechanisms to eliminate or reduce a fire. This is accomplished by removing or reducing heat, fuel or oxygen. There are three different phases to attack a fire – Gas/Vapor phase (smothers the flame), Char formation/Condensation phase (reduces / eliminates the fuel by a char cover), and Endothermic reaction (where water comes off and squelches the flame) which provides precious time to escape the fire. The Charmax FR line is mainly focused on the Vapor phase, the Charmax NH product series focuses on Char formation and the Hydrax and Hydramax series operate in the Endothermic area.

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Smoke Suppressants

PAG Smoke Suppressant additive products include the Charmax LS and Charmax FS series. The Charmax FS products  focus on both Flame and Smoke Suppression. Many of these products are Molybdate based solutions that reduce smoke generation to allow products to pass some of the most stringent testing requirements.

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Low-Smoke Flame Retardants

PAG offers products that are produced in a synergistic way to reduce smoke levels in a variety of applications. Utilizing  Ammonium Octamolybdate, along with different Borate, Molybdate, Stannate and Hydrate Chemistries. PAG has an arsenal of off the shelf products that can be customized to meet the most stringent Flame and Smoke requirements.


Flame Retardant Plasticizers

PAG offers several Phosphorous based products  (FosFlam series)  and a Brominated based product (BroFlam) that can be used individually or in combination with other PAG FR and SS products to achieve specific performance requirements.


Char Formers

PAG offers a wide variety of products that work in the Char formation stage including the Charmax NH, FS and LS products series. While these products are off the shelf solutions, we have the ability to customize our products to meet your specific needs.


Non-Halogen Solutions

Charmax NH is an intumescent based FR  and smoke suppressant series. This includes Phosphorous/Nitrogen based chemistries. Other Non Halogen based products are our FosFlam plasticizers, Hydrax (ATH), Hydramax (Magnesium Hydroxide). In addition, PAG offers several Antimony Free Charmax AR products (to replace Antimony)  which work in the vapor and endothermic phases.


Wire / Cable

This is a major market for PAG where many of the traditional PAG products from the Charmax LS, FR, FS, and BroFlam series are used individually or in combination in PVC and Polyolefin based applications to meet the various tests including UL 94, ASTM E662 Smoke Density, ASTM E84, etc.


Adhesives / Coatings

PAG offers a wide variety of Flame Retardant  and intumescent solutions in adhesives and coatings including automotive, Fabric, Energy, High Temperature Nylon, Electronics, General Industry, and Construction.

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Polymer Additives Group
5929 Lakeside Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: (317) 290-5006