AOC Advances Fire Retardant and Low Smoke Resin Technology

May 29 2017

AOC, LLC introduced Firepel K140-MTI, a high-performance resin system for interior mass transit applications as well as architectural and building applications. Composites made from Firepel K140 are up to 30% lower in density than standard composites using ATH, meeting the automotive and construction industries’ increasing needs for lighter weight parts.

Based on the following testing, Firepel K140-MTI exceeds the requirements of mass transit applications in North America, Europe and Asia and achieves a Class A rating Building Code Standard:
• CEN TS 45545 European Consolidated Railway Standard (HL2 rating)
• SMP 800-C, Toxic Gas Generation Standard
• ASTM E162, Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
• ASTM E662, Standard Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials
• ASTM E 84 (UL 723) Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

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