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Polymer Additives

Flame Retardants

This techno brief incorporates almost every detail about the world of flame retardants used with polymers. Here you will find about the different flame retardant technologies, their mode of action, differences between additive and reactive flame retardants, chemical description of each category of flame retardant,their benefits, limitations, compatibility with different polymers and end market applications.

Organophosphorus Flame Retardants

Organophosphorus flame retardants can be used as additive or reactive flame retardants. These flame retardant systems can be used for both thermoplastics as well as thermosets.

The benefits of organophosphorus flame retardants include:

  • Good thermal stability
  • Compatibility with several polymers
  • Low volatility amongst several others


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