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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
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01/Apr/2019
The long and thorny way to greener electronics - chemicals management for the electronics industry remains a challenge
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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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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.