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29/May/2019
Electrified future
Also in 2019, renowned companies such as Henkel, S
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08/May/2019
Cultural heritage in flames
The pictures of the fire of the Parisian church No
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01/Apr/2019
The long and thorny way to greener electronics - chemicals management for the electronics industry remains a challenge
On 2019-03-28, ChemicalWatch organized a conferenc
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15/Oct/2018
"Polyurethanes Technical Conference" shows more sustainable alternatives for polyurethane industry
On 1 - 3 October 2018, the 61st annual "Polyu
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12/Oct/2018
Conference "Fires in Vehicles"‚Äč reveals that fire safety still needs to be improved in busses and electric cars
On 3 and 4 October 2018, the 5th biannual "Fi
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14/Aug/2018
New article on Recycling of Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Plastics
Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 39 –
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Use of Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are essential

  • Flame retardants minimize the risk of fires starting, and once started, of spreading
  • They are proven to save lives and protect property and are therefore an essential part of fire protection.
  • The safe application of plastics in our modern society would not be feasible without the use of flame retardants.
  • Their "side effects" have to be taken into account in a balanced manner.