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Halogen-free Flame Retardants: Optimal Selection for Better Performance

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Recorded on Feb 7, 2017

Keep your fire resistant plastics in tune with ever toughening market requirements (no more halogen FRs or toxic alternatives, improved properties…) by revisiting flame retardant technologies (phosphorus, silicates, nanocomposites...)

  • 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.


  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.

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

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Members Reviews

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

Don N. , from Polyonics

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

I was looking for halogen free alternatives and this presentation gave a good understanding of the alternatives that are available at the moment.

Maikel R. , from Thermaflex

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