World’s First Aqueous Transparent Flame-Retardant Coating for a Wide Range of Combustibles

Dainichi Giken Co., Ltd., a pioneer of aqueous inorganic polymers in Japan, announced that it has co-developed a new aqueous transparent flame-retardant coating, Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear, in partnership with Daimaru Kogyo Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese chemical trading company, and Teijin Limited, a technology-driven company with businesses in advanced fibers, plastics and films, composites, healthcare and information technology.

Sales of Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear will start on September 1st.

Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear is the world’s first halogen-free aqueous transparent acrylic flame-retardant coating, and significantly improves the flame retardancy of diverse combustibles, including timbers, papers, fibers, rubbers and plastics. The transparent coating is simply applied to the surface to maintain the material’s original texture.

Dainichi Giken expects Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear to produced sales revenue of 1 billion yen by fiscal 2020.

Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear uses FCX-210, Teijin’s phosphorus flame retardant made with Teijin’s proprietary molecular-design technology, which maintains the original properties of base resins using only small amounts. FCX-210, developed mainly to improve the flame retardancy of resins, is used widely in electronics and automobiles parts, and now is finding uses in other fields where high flame retardancy is required, such as architecture and interior design. Teijin is targeting flame-retardant business sales revenue of 3 billion yen by fiscal 2020.

Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear, in addition to maintaining the color shades and textures of materials in living spaces, also strengthens resistance to weather and mold. Its range of applicable materials is considerably wider than those of conventional flame retardants. Dainichi Giken will apply to have Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear certified as a non-combustible material and receive a VTM-0 rating for thin films under the UL 94 standard. Incorporation of Teijin’s FCX-210 flame retardant enables Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear to qualify as a halogen-free material.

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