Nonhalogenated flame retardants

Clariant highlighted the advantages of its non-halongenated, phosphinate-based Exolit OP range and Exolit AP range of flame retardants for transportation and construction applications.

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) highlighted the advantages of its non-halongenated, phosphinate-based Exolit OP range and Exolit AP range of flame retardants for transportation and construction applications. Designed initially for the electronics and electrical equipment markets, the Exolit OP range is said to offer high thermal stability and good property profiles at comparably low doses in transport applications, such as railway rolling stock and airplanes. The Exolit AP range, based on ammonium polyphosphate, is formulated for use in thermoset resins that form the matrices in fiberglass-reinforced composites. ‚Ä®Reportedly, all are fully compliant with current WEEE and RoHS regulations.