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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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Jun 29, 2017 | Product News

ADEKA’s Low- smoke Phosphorus FRs Receive UL Certification

UL has issued the first UL Marketing Claim Verification and UL Verified Mark in the field of performance materials to a series of phosphorus flame retardants, “ADK STAB FP-2000 series” manufactured...

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May 23, 2017 | Product News

LANXESS Offers Halogen-free FRs & Reinforced Polyamides for Automotives

LANXESS will showcase halogen-free, flame-retardant PBT compounds and highly reinforced polyamide grades with and without a flame retardance package, and thermally conductive, electrically...

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May 17, 2017 | Article

Trends in Flame Retardants: Interview with Dow Corning (Chinaplas 2017)

By SpecialChem

Chinaplas 2017 - We interviewed Christophe Paulo, Dow Corning's Global Segment Leader, Plastics & Composites. Watch & discover what he said about recent regulatory developments, upcoming trends as...

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May 8, 2017 | Industry News

Huber Increases Flame Retardants Capacity by 20% at Bauxite Plant

FRA business unit, part of the Huber Engineered Materials, announces a 20% capacity increase at Bauxite plant, Arkansas. The expansion will also support the growth of product lines at Bauxite...

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May 1, 2017 | Product News

Dow Corning at CHINAPLAS 2017: To Launch FR Synergist for Polyamide

Dow Corning will introduce a groundbreaking new flame-retardant (FR) synergist for polyamide (PA) compounds at CHINAPLAS 2017. Both the new FR synergist for PA and Dow Corning MB25-502 Masterbatch...

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Jun 8, 2017 | Industry News

Study Reveals Sponge-inhabiting Bacteria Produce Toxic Flame Retardants

A research team discovered that a marine sponge hosts bacteria that produce toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants. The new findings put the research team one step closer to...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant & Huntsman Merger to Form USD 20 Bn Specialty Chemicals Company

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 16, 2017 | Industry News

Celanese Completes Nilit Plastics Acquisition for Global Market Expansion

Celanese has announced it has completed the acquisition of the nylon compounding division of Nilit. This acquisition includes FRIANYL® flame retardant grades, ECOMID® grades, glass fiber reinforced...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

Clariant at CHINAPLAS 2017: To Showcase FRs, Processing Aids & Pigments for Polymers

Clariant will feature non-halogenated flame retardant, processing aids for polyester and polyamide compounds and pigment portfolio specifically for engineering plastics coloration. Exolit OP® 1400...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

LANXESS Completes Chemtura Acquisition, a Supplier of FR & Lubricant Additives

LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of Chemtura, a supplier of flame retardant and lubricant additives. In addition to additives, Chemtura’s urethanes and organometallics businesses...

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