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CAI Performance Additives Unveils Halogen-free FR for Polycarbonate Films

Published on 2023-01-11. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Flame Retardants     Surface Modification    

CAI-FR-additives-for-PC CAI Performance Additives announces its halogen-free flame retardant for polycarbonate film or sheet, ST-SR487.

The additive allows PC film to achieve UL 94 V0 at ultra-low thickness, a very tough technical requirement.

Delivering New Solution to the US Market

As customers and regulators continue to question the safety of halogen-based FR solutions, compounders have increasingly looked for halogen-free alternatives for adding flame retardant properties to their compounded polycarbonate. CAI Performance Additives is delivering ST-SR487, a new proprietary solution to the US market.

ST-SR487 has more benefits than just standard FR qualities, at ~1% dosage PC compounded with ST-SR487 has achieved UL 94 V0 with a 0.25mm thick film. The additive also can provide a higher resistance to yellowing and other forms of weathering as well as increased hydrolysis protection for water-contact end products.

CEO Richard Marshall says, “Halogen based FR solutions can contain bromine, iodine, even chlorine; all chemicals of concern nowadays. I’m proud to say we are offering a safer alternative to our customers in ST-SR487, our first FR additive that is entirely halogen-free.

Source: CAI Performance Additives

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