Halogen-free PBT

Ticona announces addition to its XFR line of PBTs.

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Ticona Engineering Polymers (Florence, Ky.) has announced an addition to its portfolio of XFR halogen-free flame retardant polymers — the enhanced Celanex 6842 series with improved processability and equivalent properties that give designers and manufacturers a “drop-in” option for use in eco-friendly electrical and electronic components. The PBTs are V-0 and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) compliant and feature a proprietary flame retardant (FR) system. The series is available in filled and unfilled grades that match the flow and toughness of Ticona's brominated FR series. Features include no migration during processing or corrosion of terminals or leads during use, no toxic/corrosive gases emitted when burned, lower density than halogenated FR system, good electrical properties and good colorability and color stability.