Flame Retardants

Flame Retardants

As many plastics are inherently flammable, measures must be taken to increase their safety in applications where there is the risk of fire. Often the most cost effective method of doing this is to add a flame retardant additive during processing. Flame retardants are added to different materials to reduce the risk of fire. They save lives, prevent injuries and property losses, and protect the environment by helping to prevent fires from starting and to limit fire damage.

Where are our Flame Retardants Masterbatches used?

Careful choice of the flame retardant for a particular polymer and application is important. Additives must be chosen to function properly in the polymer they need to protect. Other properties of the flame retardant must also be considered, the additive should be compatible with the polymer, and it should not adversely affect physical properties and ideally be effective at low addition rates. The type of flame retardant used will depend on the material, but also on the degree of fire safety required, in the following application areas:

  1. Upholstered Furniture
    In upholstered furniture, the covering textile, the polymer (PUF) or natural foam cushions, and the moulded or rigid structure can all be fire safety treated, where required by regulations or to improve consumer safety.
  2. Buildings
    Fire Proofing of insulation and decorative foams and other building materials, in particular to ensure conformity to building safety regulations.
  3. Cables
    Electrical and optical cables are particularly exposed to fire risks (in case of electrical faults), can represent a significant fire load and can carry fires from one place to another.
  4. Transport (airplanes, ships, trains, cars)
    Transport vehicles face specific fire safety issues, because of the risks of accidents, and the need to ensure occupants have sufficient time to escape, but seats, cables and plastic structures will burn violently and rapidly if not flame retarded.

HOW IT WORKS:

Flame Retardants for Thermoplastics : Flame retardants are added to polyolefin’s, polycarbonate, polyamides, polyester, and other polymers to increase resistance to ignition, reduce flame spread, suppress smoke formation, and prevent a polymer from dripping. The primary goal is to delay the ignition and burning of materials, allowing people more time to escape the affected area. A secondary consideration is to limit property damage.

WE ARE OFFERING:

(a) Halogenated Flame Retardants
(b) Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants –
1. The phosphorous types.
2. Metal hydroxides.

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