Flame retardant, as the name suggests, is a type of additive to reduce the combustibility of the polymer articles. It can effectively insulate heat and isolate or prevent the diffusion of oxygen. Flame retardants are widely used in various applications including plastic articles, automobiles, construction materials, wires & cables and so forth.
Because they possess the function of protecting life and property, flame retardants are widely applied to all kinds of daily necessities. However, with the higher standards and demands of the environmental protection regulations, as well as the growing health concerns from the consumer organizations and media about the traditional halogen-based flame retardants, it is an irresistible trend to replace the halogen-based flame retardants with harmless flame retardant technology.
Chitec devoted to environmental-friendly flame retardant research as early as 2005 and has successfully developed the Zuran® series, an environmental-friendly intumescent flame retardant that is halogen-free, low-smoke and low-toxic. Other than that, several brominated flame retardants applicable to polyolefins have also been developed to cater for customers’ needs.
Manufactured by a proprietary process, Zuran® 9 is an intumescent flame retardant (IFR) which can be processed at a temperature up to 280 °C without noticeable volatile generation and pre-mature foaming.
In addition, Zuran® 9 possesses superb stability towards hydrolysis. On top of the anti-hydrolysis capability, Zuran® 9 also provides excellent UV stability, notable processability and minimal migration, making it an ideal choice for exterior applications.
Zuran® 9 is particularly suitable for engineering class polyolefins, exterior and migration-sensitive applications due to the aforementioned product strengths.