C.H. Erbslöh: Distributor for Rio Tinto
C.H. Erbslöh SE in Krefeld, Germany, is an international wholesaler for chemicals. The company recently added alumina trihydrate (ATH, also known as aluminum hydroxide, Al (OH)3 ) by Rio Tinto Specialty Aluminas (RTSA) situated in Gardanne, France, to their range of specialty chemicals. ATH is the most important mineral flame retardant, globally. Its particular features are its eco-friendliness (halogen-free) and its efficiency in suppressing smoke fumes. While all ATH types eliminate water, they act as coolers and gas diluting agents; however their share within the material must amount to up to 60 weight percent. ATH is employed as a flame retardant in plastics and rubbers, as well as colors and varnishes, adhesive agents, sealing materials and coatings. Its main applications are glass fiber-reinforced thermosets, artificial marble, electric wires, as well as electric insulators.
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