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flame retardant

[′flām ri‚tärd·ənt]
(chemical engineering)
A substance that can suppress, reduce, or delay the propagation of a flame through a polymer material; may be inserted chemically into the polymer molecule or blended in after polymerization.
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Sony aims to promote the recycling of resources and contribute to a lower environmental impact on society by widely offering these varieties of SORPLAS outside the Sony Group, at approximately the same price as conventional flame-retardant polycarbonate plastic.
Produces a proprietary line of polyolefin flame-retardant compounds and concentrates serving wire & cable, molding and extrusion markets.
The flame-retardant coating was originally developed for the application of achieving enhanced fire resistance in load-bearing plastic.
At present, 1/3 of China's low-smoke halogen-free flame-retardant PP materials depend on import.
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Flame-retardant concentrates with additive loadings up to 98% for PE, PP, nylon, HIPS, and other resins.
Overall, the most important flame-retardant chemicals used in the United States are said to be alumina trihydrate (ATH) and brominated compounds.
Chinese R&D company offers RPM series flame-retardant masterbatches and silicone processing aids.
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The increase in demand for electric and electronic (EEE) equipment as well as ongoing development of the building and construction and automotive industries spell good news for the growth of the Chinese flame-retardant chemicals market.