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Powder and Fibres for Paints and Coatings, heavy duty industrial flooring, car parks ,outdoor and indoor structured paints are among some of the applications using fibres and powders

Intumescent Coatings

Fibres & Flocks

Short cut acrylonitrile fibres and flocks have long been used as additives to intumescent paints & sealants in applications ranging from structural and cast iron steel, wood, plaster board or brickwork fire seals, smoke seals, fire grilles, mastics, filler foams, down lighter covers, pipe collars, duct wrap, cladding seals etc. The fibre provides improved fire resistance helping to control flame spread and fire propagation and in the case of steel structures keeping them below the critical (collapse) temperature.

Intumescent Coatings

Fibres & Flocks

Short cut acrylonitrile fibres and flocks have long been used as additives to intumescent paints & sealants in applications ranging from structural and cast iron steel, wood, plaster board or brickwork fire seals, smoke seals, fire grilles, mastics, filler foams, down lighter covers, pipe collars, duct wrap, cladding seals etc. The fibre provides improved fire resistance helping to control flame spread and fire propagation and in the case of steel structures keeping them below the critical (collapse) temperature.

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is a synthetic resin prepared by the polymerisation of acrylonitrile. A member of the important family of acrylic resins, it is a hard, rigid thermoplastic material that is resistant to most solvents and chemicals, slow to burn, and of low permeability to gases. PAN fibre is therefore used in many different applications where these attributes are specified.

Short cut aramid fibres and flocks are widely used as reinforcement and process aids (pre-form production) in friction products where high temperature and wear resistance are important. Aramid fibres are also used by gasket and seal manufacturers for use in aggressive environments.

Acrylic fibre flock is used in fire resistant paints for safety reasons and improved coverage. Under high temperatures the fibre expands into a foam like material without burning, this expanded foam bridges gaps and cracks that resist the spread of fire and also helps to prevent smoke transfer. Addition of fibre depends on gap to be covered and burn time requirement e.g. 5% for 30 minutes and 10% for 60 minutes depending on the other materials in close proximity i.e. untreated wooden doors will be breached faster than sealed frames etc

Acrylic fibre flock is a polyacrylonitrile fibre used as an alternative to asbestos for the manufacture of brake pads and clutch plates. The fire resistant properties of the material also make it an ideal choice in intumescent applications such as paints and sealants.

Goonvean Fibres recommends modacrylic fibre for applications where a combination of softness, strength, resilience, and dimension stabilty are demanded. Modacrylic fibres can be easily dyed, show good press and shape retention, and are quick to dry. They have outstanding resistance to chemicals and solvents.

Goonvean Fibres offers a short cut 17 decitex precision cut fibre that is used in applications where fibre strength and resiliance are required. As the material is resistant to high temperature and does not burn it is commonly used as an intumescent material in adhesives, resins and paints.

Polyacrylonitrile fibres are used as reinforcement in a variety of applications including paints, roof and floor water proof coatings, adhesives and sealants. These short cut fibres are ideal for crack bridging and covering uneven surfaces.

Capable of milling various materials from 250 micron up to 12,000 micron. If you have a requirement for commissioned milling please contact enquiry@goonveanfibres.co.uk

Goonvean Fibres can offer precision cut fibres (in continuous filament form) using rotary and guillotine cutters. Capable of cutting from 0.25mm up to 50mm. For further information please contact enquiry@goonveanfibres.co.uk

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