Tolsa Expands its ADINS Additives Portfolio

Date: 28/06/2021

Tolsa is expanding into paint and coatings applications with new ADINS additives.

Tolsa, a company specialised in additives and flame retardants, has expanded the line of special additives ADINS, a proprietary and patented technology based on natural silicates that is surface modified, and provides reinforcing properties and new functionalities for materials.

Among the new ADINS offerings for paint and coatings is Tolsa’s flame retardant synergists, which improve performance under fire conditions (smoke suppression, reduction of heat release, improvement of the mechanical properties of char). These additives are used together with intumescent additives to improve the fire-retardant properties in paint and coatings formulations.

ADINS Fireproof products are ceramifying additives based on a natural silicate that is activated with phosphate compounds, while ADINS Clay G1 additives are based on modified silicate with low melting point glass. Acting like a smoke suppressor, they also allow a reduction in heat release even in a low dosage. The flame retardant compounds strengthen the synergetic effects with flame retardant systems that form low temperature glass after burning. So, they enhance the consistency of the 3D reinforcing network within the char layer formed in fire conditions.

Another product offered by Tolsa is ADINS PROTECTION, high-performance biocides that protect against virus, bacteria, algae, and fungi by reducing the amount of active substance which obtains the same antimicrobial activity, reducing cost and environmental impact. This product is also very active against all enveloped viruses, including Coronavirus type, Norovirus, Rotavirus and Adenovirus, according to NF EN 14476:2013 + A2:2019.

Furthermore, among the new additives there is also ADINS CLEAN, photocatalytic additives for self-cleaning and decontamination of paving blocks, building facades, and asphalts, as they remove contaminants present in the atmosphere (NOx and VOCs). By creating self-cleaning surfaces, dirt is not accumulated so the agglomeration of the catalyst particles (TiO2) is avoided.

ADINS allows the development of personalised grades for paint and coatings, guaranteeing compliance for the specific client and end-use requirements.