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Innovation on Flame Retardants Channel
Severe regulations have pushed the need for innovations in Flame Retardants. Halogen-free Flame Retardants have already brought a first answer to these requirements, but they are required to be added at higher levels and hence lowering polymer properties. Experts are now talking about hybrid systems composed of Flame Retardants & nano-fillers.

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Feb 16, 2017 | Product News

Teknor Apex’s Seven LS-HFFRs Receive UL Certification

Teknor Apex has announced that its seven Halguard® low-smoke, halogen-free flame retardant (LS-HFFR) compounds for wire and cable have received UL certification. They are recommended for data center...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Article

Plastics Additives in China: Recent Regulatory Developments

By Dr. Kai Pflug

Environmental issues have certainly become more and more important in China. Consequently, environmental protection is one of the 5 core themes of the most recent Five-Year Plan (2016 to 2020). Many...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Industry News

Chemtura Selects Azelis for Flame Retardant Distribution in US & Canada

Chemtura has announced that Azelis Americas will be the sole distributor for its Great Lakes Solutions flame retardant products in the USA and Canada. Chemtura will discontinue its FR business...

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Dec 6, 2016 | Industry News

DuPont Releases Guide to Halogen-free FRs for E&E Industry

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) announces new guide to the latest materials that comply with tough non-halogen, flame retardant (NHFR) requirements, looks at key emerging trends, and outlines...

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Nov 23, 2016 | Industry News

Stahl Acquires Eagle to Strengthen FR Portfolio for Polymer Dispersions

Stahl has announced that it has acquired the Eagle Performance Products business. The acquisition of Eagle Performance Products business adds technology and product diversification to Stahl’s...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Find Increased Organophosphate FRs Exposure Over the Past Decade

The researchers found that a metabolite of one commonly used organophosphate flame retardant, tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), occurred at levels 15 times higher in 2014-2015 samples...

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Feb 2, 2017 | Industry News

Chemtura Stockholders Approve Merger Agreement with LANXESS

Chemtura has announced that Chemtura stockholders voted to approve and adopt the previously announced merger agreement under which LANXESS will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Chemtura...

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Dec 15, 2016 | Industry News

Butylated Triphenyl Phosphate’s FR Properties to Enhance Market Growth

The butylated triphenyl phosphate market is projected to reach USD 30.7 Million by 2026, at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2016 to 2026. Butylated triphenyl phosphate’s flame retardant capabilities have led to...

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Nov 28, 2016 | Industry News

Clariant Notifies Customers of FR Products' Patent Infringement

Clariant wants to draw its customers' attention on potential patent infringement issues concerning Clariant's patents which relate to Exolit® OP products. The sourcing and using of such products may...

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Nov 21, 2016 | Industry News

Dow Starts Sustainable FR Incorporated Polystyrene Foam Production in Canada

Dow has started production of STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Insulation sold in Canada with BLUEDGE™ Polymeric FR Technology, a sustainable flame retardant solution. BLUEDGE is a sustainable...

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