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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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This also implies additives such as flame retardants and is reflected in constantly updated substance lists (e.
To prevent and delay fires, flame retardants are used in a variety of products such as plastics, textiles, wood products, paints, and electronic and electrical devices (E&E application).
The most important application areas for bromine based flame retardants are electrics & electronics and foams.
The building & construction industry dominated the flame retardants market in 2015.
The report includes a description of differences in combustion byproducts from burning PCBs containing alternative flame retardants at temperatures simulating uncontrolled recycling or incineration.
TA) on Friday announced an agreement, subject to certain closing conditions & regulatory approvals, to form a manufacturing joint venture for the production of polymeric flame retardant.
Halogenated flame retardants are increasingly losing market shares to products that are more environmentally friendly, according to the research.
Intumescent flame retardants available as alternatives to conventional brominated products.
manufacturers adhere to California's flammability standard - termed "Technical Bulletin 117" (TB117) - and use flame retardants in residential furniture.
Construction products were the largest market for flame retardants in 2006, accounting for one-third of demand by volume.
In our investigations, PA6 was selected as the chosen polymer to evaluate flame retardancy of the microencapsulated RP because both MCA and RP are effective flame retardants for PA6.
Firemaster 600 and Firemaster 602 flame retardants for flexible polyurethane foam are said to be approximately 10% more efficient than Firemaster 550 and Firemaster 552.