Many plastics are flammable, so there must be taken measures, to increase their safety in applications, where there is the risk of fire. Plastics, which are used in diverse industries from textiles and furnishings to electrical and electronic switchgear and appliances, building and construction for residential and commercial and Office premises, mass transit systems are required to be formulated such that in the event of fire they either extinguish completely or retard the spread of heat, flame, smoke, toxic gases. The most cost effective method is to add a fire retardant additive during processing.
There are two types of Flame Retardant Masterbatches available: Flame Retardant Masterbatches containing halogenfree additives and Flame Retardant Masterbatches containing halogenated additives. Flame Retardant Masterbatches reduce fire ignitions, decrease flame spreading, reduce polymer melting and suppress smoke formation The product can be used for XPS, PS, PC, PVC cables and LDPE films etc.