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04/Aug/2017
Recycling of plastic waste - curse or a blessing?
In our fast-paced „throwaway society“
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31/May/2017
Plastics for E&E applications, “fuse box meets dryer” 2017 in Würzburg
As in previous years „Kunststoffzentrum (SKZ
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01/Aug/2016
pinfa's first workshop in China confirms interest in halogen free FRs
In June 2016, over 250 people from academia, indus
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02/Nov/2015
1st International Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering (AOFSM’1 2015)
The 1st International Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fi
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19/Oct/2015
European fire tests for cables in building and CE-marking
In 2008, in the context of the Construction Produc
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02/Sep/2015
Electrical fires and fire safety requirements for E&E equipment
In a U.S. statistical overview from NFPA[i] on ele
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Flame Retardants

The various flame retardant systems

Flame retardants are, chemically speaking, a group of very diverse substances which may strongly differ in their chemical and physical properties, theri mode of action, toxicology and environmental behaviour. They have only one effect in common – they reduce the flammability of materials.

The flame retardants are grouped according to the chemical elements that provide their effectiveness:
Bromine, chlorine, phosphorous, nitrogen, aluminium and magnesium are the most important elements.