Technical solutions for outstanding performance

Heat & Fire

the ITAC Effect

Maximising fire protection, enhancing safety, safeguarding life, and preserving property

Itac’s coating formulations play a critical role in providing the flame resistance and thermal insulation required for products in the building and construction, aerospace, and personal safety sectors to name a few.  Where people’s health, safety, and wellbeing are concerned, we do not cut corners!  Instead, we innovate to help our partners develop products that enhance safety and preserve life.

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'Heat & Fire' effects

Thermal Insulation

Flame Retardancy & Flame Resistance

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Thermal Insulation

Thermal Insulation is the rate of heat transfer through (or between) objects. By inclusion of materials into coatings that either reduce or increase the rate of heat transfer, it is possible to slow down or speed up the transfer of heat energy from one place to another. Metallic species often have a high thermal conductivity that will impart increased heat transfer whereas low density or porous materials generally reduce heat transfer and impart insulative properties to the coating. Associated with this is the ability of a coating to alter the thermal reflectance or absorption of radiant heat energy upon the coated surface and also to adjust the radiation of heat from the coated surface to control loss of heat from the coated material. Itac have formulated and manufactured solutions that provide thermal insulation of products such as fire curtains.
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Flame Retardancy & Flame Resistance

Flame resistance is the ability of an object to resist ignition when exposed to a naked flame whereas flame retardancy is the rate at which fire is extinguished once the ignition source has ben removed. Most of the polymeric species used in solvent based adhesives and coatings exhibit a certain degree of combustibility but different additives can be used to impart both flame resistance and flame retardancy to both the coatings and the substrates onto which they are applied. Flame retardancy and flame resistance are required features for fire proof clothing, upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics.
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Browse our case studies to learn where and how our technical adhesive and coating capabilities have added value to manufacturing processes and end-use products.

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We appreciate our technical coatings are often the finishing requirement for any product that is built to last. Itac ensure only the best polymers, additives and solvents are used for each application to promote a product’s reliability and longevity. We aim to enhance our partner’s and end user’s reputation.  Product failure is not an option!

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Itac recognise that one adhesive or coating does not do everything for everyone.  We work hand-in-glove with our clients to understand the environments their products are expected to perform in.  So, whether it is a fabric coating to give protective clothing increased abrasion resistance, or the use of coloured rubber gaskets on plant machinery, Itac can help to impart the desired effect.

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Itac’s technical adhesives and coatings are as diverse as our customer’s needs.  We manufacture and supply into a variety of industries, many of which are critical to everyday life.  So, whether it is an anti-microbial coating for safe conveyor belt usage in food production, or static dissipative coatings to minimise the build-up of electrical charge, Itac can be trusted to help you reach the best possible solution.

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