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The rapidly growing global e-mobility industry requires new, innovative flame retardants and demand keeps increasing massively
Compared to classic cars with combustion engines,
ECHA Suggestion of classification, labelling and also restriction of selected chlorinated flame retardants paves the way for an increased need for halogen free flame retardants
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA recently propos
The Working Group „Flame Retardants“ brings together many participants from the flame retardants value chain and celebrates Prof. Manfred Döring’s well-deserved retirement
Finally, the meeting of the working group “F
“ECOFRAM" addresses the need for more sustainable flame retardants and showcases developments from science and industry
The International Conference on Eco-Friendly Flame
RoHS: Impact study finds positive results, review process has started
The importance of RoHS, the restriction of hazardo
“Fire Resistance in Plastics" addresses the need for flame retardants for e-mobility – halogen-free solutions in clear focus
The Fire Resistance in Plastics is one of the most

Performance comparison of flame retardants for plastics

Halogenated, phosphorous- and nitrogen-containing flame retardants

  Halogenated Phosphorus based Nitrogen based Al(OH)3 /
Acting site Gas phase Cond. /
Gas phase
Cond. /
Gas phase
Cond. /
Gas phase
Mode of action Chemical Chemical /
Chemical /
Efficiency + + + -
Polymer compatibility + 0 0 0
Fire side effects - + + +
Price/performance 0 0 0 0









Criteria definitions:

Efficiency: the amount of chemical to be used.

Polymer compatibility: indicates how well the flame retardants interacts with the plastic with which it is mixed. In unfavorable cases this means that the overall recipe of the plastic must be changed or optimized for the choice of flame retardants.

Fire side effects: this refers to the volume and toxicity of the smoke and formation of corrosive gases.

Price/performance: refers to the price that must be paid for the necessary fire protection performance, i.e. a small amount of an expensive flame protection medium is as good as a cheaper one where much larger amounts are required.