Flame Retardants

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Polymeric materials, especially plastic products, have become an indispensable part of modern life. However, due to the flammability of plastics, fire resistance has become a crucial characteristic in plastic products. To address this issue, flame retardants have become an essential additive for polymeric materials. Their role is to enhance the material's flame resistance, effectively preventing the occurrence of fires.

🔹Mechanism of Flame Retardants:

The mechanism of flame retardants involves eliminating one of the three essential elements for combustion, namely "oxygen," "fuel," or "heat," to achieve flame retardant effects. This can be accomplished through the use of additive and reactive flame retardants.

  1. Additive Flame Retardants:

    • Organic flame retardants and Inorganic flame retardants are the primary types of additive flame retardants.
    • The organic flame retardants refer to a series of flame retardants represented by bromine-based, nitrogen-based, red phosphorus, and compounds.
    • Inorganic flame retardants mainly consist of antimony trioxide, magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide, and silicon-based materials.
  2. Reactive Flame Retardants:

    • These flame retardants participate as monomers in polymerization reactions, incorporating flame-retardant components into the polymer itself. Their advantage lies in minimal impact on the performance of the polymer, ensuring enduring flame retardancy.

FCX-210 is a patented phosphorus halogen-free flame retardant developed by Japan’s Teijin Limited and it is solely manufactured by Chitec. Unlike ordinary phosphorus flame retardant products, the molecule design of FCX-210 provides high-efficiency flame retardant performance while presenting properties of transparency, hydrolysis resistance, and thermal processing stability. In addition to plastic applications, FCX-210 can also be applied in coatings and adhesives.

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