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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

Glossary

Denier

Unit of weight expressing the size or coarseness of a natural or synthetic fibre. Defined as the mass in grams per 9000 metres of a fiber.

Decitex

Unit of weight expressing the size or coarseness of a natural or synthetic fibre. Defined as the mass in grams per 10,000 metres of a fiber.

Intumescent

Means to swell up or expand. Used here to describe fire-proofing properties when used within paint / coating systems.

Micron

A micron (μm) is a micro-meter (a millionth of a metre). Also one-thousandth of a millimetre.

Precision cut

Means made so as to vary minimally from a set standard. Used here to describe fibers (mainly synthetic) processed by guillotine or rotary cutting systems. A consistent length is maintained with a tolerance achieved of typically +/ – 10%.

Random Cut

Used here to describe fibers (both natural & synthetic) processed by granulation cutting systems. Product is chopped in a cutting chamber until it is small enough to pass through the desired screen size. Air conveying is generally used and fibres can pass through the installed screen in a variety of orientations or ‘random’ manner. The size range will in statistical terms be described as a ‘normal’ distribution.

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