Infingent’s proprietary fire retardant uses nanoparticles of silica as an additive to reduce the occurrence and spread of flames. Available as an easy-to-use powder, it is efficient and economical, and can be used on a range of products for buildings/construction, furniture/textiles, electronic and in the transportation sector.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: - Silica is one of the most abundant materials on the surface of the earth and has excellent insulating properties – making our product efficient, cost-effective and ecofriendly.
- Stable and inert during fire, i.e., less or even no fire gasses.
- Infingent Silica is compatible with a range of polymers including thermoplastics, foams, elastomeric polymers and/or thermosets, and works by giving them improved melt viscosity (fluid resistance).
- Unlike many other flame-retardants, Infingent silica is extremely easy to use – it comes as a free-flowing powder which is easy to handle, administer and store.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 300
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: Finalist of the Serendipity Challenge 2015, Sweden.