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Flame Retardants


Flame-retardants are an important class of additives added to polymers to prevent or slow the further development of ignition. At the same time, they are under continuous regulation scrutiny due to the chemistries used in these grades.

To satisfy the industry’s need for a safer solution, technologies like halogen-free flame retardants are coming up and experts are working on other newer and safer solutions as well.

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Jul 8, 2024 | Industry News

Circular Plastics NL and NWO Boost Research in Plastic Recycling Techniques

The Incubator Program of the National Growth Fund Program Circular Plastics NL is conducting exploratory and foundational research. The research focuses on early developments of concepts (TRL 1-4)...

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Jul 1, 2024 | Industry News

ECHA Updates Candidate List by Adding New Chemical Used as Flame Retardant

The newly added chemical, bis (α, α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide, is toxic for reproduction and is used as a processing aid, e.g. as a flame retardant. ECHA’s Member State Committee (MSC) has confirmed...

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Jun 27, 2024 | Industry News

UB FIGG and ALTANA Invest in NORDTREAT for Bio-based Flame Retardants

The Finnish sustainability fund UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund (UB FIGG) and the specialty chemicals group ALTANA are investing in the technology company NORDTREAT. The company specializes...

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Jun 17, 2024 | Product News

LANXESS to Showcase Innovative Lithium-ion Battery Solutions at Battery Show Europe

LANXESS will be at Battery Show Europe showcasing its wide range of products for the production of lithium-ion batteries and applications in the area of electromobility. These include numerous key...

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Jun 4, 2024 | Product News

CAI Performance Additives Launches Cost Effective Flame-retardant Synergist

CAI Performance Additives announces the launch of ST-FR322™ flame retardant synergist. ST-FR322™ is an environmentally friendly alternative that delivers exceptional performance and cost savings...

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May 31, 2024 | Product News

KRAHN Chemie to Present its Sustainable Solutions at German Rubber Conference (DKT)

KRAHN Chemie will showcase its sustainable solutions at this year's German Rubber Conference (DKT), taking place from July 1 to 4 in Nuremberg. In Hall 9 at booth 9-407, the international rubber...

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Apr 24, 2024 | Industry News

Researcher Develops New Methods to Identify and Assess Toxic Plastic Additives

A Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) researcher has developed two first-of-their-kind methods to analyze harmful chemicals commonly used in plastics. It also assesses how they make their way into...

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Apr 17, 2024 | Product News

TOLSA will Highlight Flame Retardant Additives for Wires and Cables at Wire 2024

TOLSA will highlight the latest advancements in flame retardant additives for the wire and cable market at the Wire 2024 (International Wire and Cable Trade Fair). The company will showcase its...

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Apr 12, 2024 | Product News

Clariant to Display its Latest Portfolio of Sustainable Additives at CHINAPLAS

Clariant to display its latest portfolio of additives, delivering on both efficiency and sustainability at CHINAPLAS. More than 150-thousand professionals are expected to attend CHINAPLAS...

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Apr 2, 2024 | Industry News

Global Plastic Additives Market to Reach $83.8 Billion by 2031: AMR

The global plastic additives market was valued at $50.6 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $83.8 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2022 to 2031. The market for plastic...

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