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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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Function of flame retardants

Function of flame retardants

The demands placed on modern flame retardants have changed considerably over the past years. In addition to effectiveness in the case of fire, environmental considerations play an increasingly determining role in all phases of the product life cycle - including production, processing, application and recycling.


Flame retardants are an important part of fire protection as they not only reduce the risk of a fire starting, but also that of its propagation. This function increases escape time and thus protects humans, property and the environment.