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Halogen-free Flame Retardants: Optimal Selection for Better Performance

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Recorded on Feb 27, 2019

Fine-tune your flame retardant selection to keep up with toughening demands (no more toxic FRs, improved properties…) by revisiting halogen-free flame retardant technologies (phosphorus, silicates, nanocomposites...)

With more than 500 new HFFR being released every year, it is difficult to clarify if:

  • Can your existing package deliver more?
  • Should you consider another FR technology to break your current performance limits?
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T Richard Hull Presented By:
T Richard Hull

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

The pressure to improve product performance, safety and to reduce the health & environmental impact is strongly driving the development of innovative halogen-free flame retardant additives (> 500 new additives / year).

Many excellent replacements have been identified to develop regulation-compliant plastics, yet in many cases, these formulations are not fully satisfying for higher performance levels. Join this course and:

  1. Assess whether your choice of flame retardants is still relevant by reviewing FR technologies, their pros & cons in term of cost, plastic property & flammability

  2. Tailor more easily your plastic performance by better understanding the impact of FR (loading %, toxicity level... ) on different polymers and environment

  3. Adapt faster to market & regulatory pressure (low smoke, low acidity, recycling...) by getting an unbiased expert insight on commercial solutions available today
Halogen-free Flame Retardants: Optimal Selection for better Performance

Who should view this course?

  • Particularly suited for Fire Retardant Suppliers & Plastic Formulators seeking solutions to reach higher performance levels

  • Product Manufacturers (E&E, B&C...) may also benefit from this structured FR technology review to liaise more easily with material suppliers

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Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Overview of fire retardancy

  2. Drivers for development of fire retardants

  3. Strategies for reducing flammability
    • Gas phase flame quenchers
    • Mineral filler fire retardants
    • Char formation
    • Intumescence
    • Nanofillers
    • Other fire retardants

  4. FR Key optimization factors (loading %, toxicity level, flammability...)

  5. Future Developments 

  6. Conclusions & References

  7. 30 Mins Q&A session - ask your questions directly to the expert !

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Members Reviews

Very informative without getting lost in the details. Good mix of general and specific information about halogen-free flame retardants.

Andrew S. , from Honda R & D

Great introduction to FR mechanisms and uses. I learnt usage of tools to evaluate application of FR chemicals in polymers.

Bill G. , from W L Gore & Assoc

An Excellent Course! Gave a good overall instruction of gas phase and condensed phase reactions.

Don N. , from Polyonics

Very interesting overview of the opportunities in use flame retardant additives with detailed examples on specific products, for example adhesives.

Giacomo D. , from Durante & Vivan

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