Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne-based polyurethane systems house Pacific Urethanes Pty Ltd said 18 Sept that it completed the purchase of Ceram Polymerik Pty Ltd on 3 Aug 2012.
Ceram Polymerik has developed innovative new products for the passive fire protection industry. Pacific Urethanes said that, in a fire, the polymer composites transform into a ceramic once the activation temperature is reached, while retaining the original structure. The material is stable at up to 1000 deg C, the company notes.
Pacific Urethanes said the technology, sold under the trade name Cerpol, is "very effective in a wide range of polymers and rubbers, including foamed and elastomeric polyurethanes."
Composites can be made flexible or rigid to meet the particular requirements of a fire-protection component or material including sealing penetrations, rigid extrusions, mastics, sealants and sheet.
This technology has evolved following several years of Research & Development by the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers. As a world first, the technology has been successfully commercialised by Nexans Olex (www.olex.com.au) as insulation for their Alsecure high performance fire cable.
This deal enables Pacific Urethanes to offer customers the chance to create innovative products and solutions to problems they have historically not been able to solve, with technology that no competitors can match.