flame retardant


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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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Kraiburg TPE flame retardant compounds comply with the IEC 61249-2-21 standard's definition of halogen-free.
In this study appear in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, researchers examined exposure to a commonly used OPFR, Tris (1,3-dichlorisopropyl) phosphate, known as Tris, and six other flame retardants.
They also explain that flame retardants represent a very "broad range of products with differing characteristics, formulations and intended uses," designed for specific applications that require specific chemical and performance attributes, making it inappropriate to seek to ban a broad class of flame retardant chemicals.
But flame retardants can achieve their full effect only if the right processing aids are used in the production of the flame-retardant compounds.
The most important sales markets for flame retardants are the construction industry and the electrics and electronics industry: Nearly 53 percent of global demand originated in these two segments.
ICL's FR-122P polymeric flame retardant and Albemarle's GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant will be manufactured under the joint venture.
Sony's unique sulfur-based flame retardant achieves flame resistance equivalent to conventional flame-retardant recyclable polycarbonate plastic but with only the tiniest amount of flame retardant - less than 1% of the total mass (or less than one-tenth of conventional flame retardant weight(3)).
The study suggests more than two million tonnes of flame retardants were consumed in 2013, owing to the increased demand for plastics in the construction, automotive and electronics industries.
The company makes inherently flame retardant plastics and oligomers under the trade name Nofia.
The objective of this study is to develop a low dosage compound flame retardant and improve the compatibility between flame retardants and asphalt.
Meanwhile, the Si element existed in Si[O.sub.2] aerogel, combined with P or N presented in phosphorus flame retardants, exert a certain synergistic flame retardant and smoke suppression effect [10, 11].