Compounding company Dynamic Modifiers LLC, has developed PAL VersaCHART, a new non-halogenated, low-smoke, light-weight compound available as an adhesive for glass and carbon fiber.

The compound has passed ASTM E84 (Class A/1), which includes less than 2.3% of allowable smoke generation limits and produces no flaming drips. It can also match the requirements of UL 94 V-0, the company said. 

The polyolefin compound has less than 1.0 specific gravity and 100% non-toxic, including no heavy metals, halogens or VOC’s. According to Dynamic, it can be produced as a film, sheet, coated fabric, molded to shape or over-molded and bonded to most material substrates including metal for corrosion resistance, and metal powder.

This combination of metal powder and PAL VersaCHAR is not something we have tried yet but should be possible if someone wants to try to prove the concept,’ said a company spokesperson.

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