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07/Oct/2021
“European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials" in Budapest - FRPM21 – real people meeting again live to discuss science
The European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric M
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17/Aug/2021
Webinar “Resistance to fire, heat and their contaminants” increases awareness for flame retardant solutions for transportation
During this year's webinar by Octima, solution
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17/May/2021
“Fire Resistance in Plastics" addresses circular economy
As in the last year, events such as fairs or meeti
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08/Apr/2021
Updated comprehensive overview about flame retardants available
The article about flame retardants in ULLMANN'
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07/Dec/2020
During "European Fire Safety Week" Pinfa informs about fire safety for e-mobility
As in previous months, conferences and information
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13/Nov/2020
RoHS and potential additional flame-retardant bans in Europe
  In the past, the growing amount of elect
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Selection criteria

"Side effects"

It is important that the best suitable flame retardant is selected for the specific application and, where necessary, that the overall recipe of the plastic is also improved. This is because the advantages of flame retardants - increasing the fire safety of products - can also cause some disadvantages.

During production and use of plastics:

  • Worsening of the mechanical and electrical properties of the plastic
  • Resistance to water, high temperatures, sunlight, chemicals, etc. can be affected
  • Flame retardants have their price - this can affect the price of the end product

Migration/emission:

  • Some flame retardants migrate out of the material under certain conditions, i.e. they vaporize. 

 During recycling or disposal:

  • Possible release of toxic decomposition products
  • Separate processing may be required for halogenated products
  • Corrosive fire gases may be produced by halogenated products