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Flame retardants have been around for many generations. In recent years, heightened global awareness and new regulations have prompted the additives industry – and Tosaf included – to invest great efforts in formulating halogen-free flame retardants.
In this article, our goal is to describe our work in the field of halogen-free flame retardant additives. These FR additives are becoming more and more dominant, and in many cases are slowly replacing halogenated flame retardants. If this article encourages you to learn more about halogen-free flame retardants, or about FR additives in general, we would be happy to supply you with additional information. To get in touch with Tosaf, please call
+1 980 533-3000.
A flame retardant (FR) is an additive that is added to plastic in order to enhance its ability to delay flames and prevent flames from spreading. Flame retardant additives are added during the plastic product manufacturing process.
Once flame retardants are introduced to the polymer, the product is considered “fire-safe”. This is especially important in industries that market products that may come in contact with heat, energy, sparks or even fire. It’s also very important for a variety of products that incorporate electrical components, or for products that people use on a regular basis.
Roughly speaking, flame retardants can be classified into two categories: halogen-based and non-halogen-based.
Most of the flame retardants for plastics are halogen-based. Halogen is a group of chemical elements that contains elements such as chlorine, bromine and iodine, which everyone has heard about. Halogenated flame retardants are very effective, yet it has been proven that flame retardants that are halogen-free are safer for both individuals and the environment. As a result, many global regulations have been instated in a wide variety of industries, which specifically require manufacturers the use halogen-free flame retardants in plastic-based products.
The answer is quite simple: because the industry needs quality FR solutions. The flame retardant world is moving forward, in accordance with new regulations and values, and it is important for Tosaf to continue to be at the forefront of these important R&D efforts. Our goal is to continue to service all industries and their cutting-edge products, while advancing our halogen-free solution portfolio.
For starters, we understand industry needs. We also have extensive knowledge of all global industry regulations, and we understand the need to formulate more advanced non-halogenated solutions. In many ways, halogen-free is the future of flame retardants, and our R&D department partners with industry leaders to create better FR solutions for everyone.
Of course. When it comes to additives and masterbatches, our operations are extremely cutting-edge and innovative. Our R&D team led by seasoned scientists and researchers who are dedicated to formulating top-notch solutions, from UV absorbers and anti-fog additives to anti-block additives and color masterbatches.
If we had to focus on one attribute, then we would have to say our tailor-made solutions, which are a product of our fruitful dialogue with our clients. Our ultimate goal is to cater to our industry clients’ unique product requirements, and if we do not have a solution in stock, then we set out to formulate and manufacture one that successfully meets and even exceeds their expectations.
Want to learn more about halogen free flame retardants? Interested in understanding the halogenated vs non-halogenated flame retardants equation? We’re here to provide you with all the information you need. Get in touch with the Tosaf team today.