Flame-retardant products - A halogen-free future

LANXESS offers a wide range of flame retardant Polyamides Durethan® and Polyesters Pocan® for the electronics industry. These products show very good flame redardancy, extraordinary electrical behavior, good flowability as well as very good mechanical properties.

Beside the well known halogen containing products also halogen-free grades can be offered. Most of them comply with European IEC 60335-1 for domestic household appliances. This standard requires material to withstand, in addition to other tests, a Glow Wire Ignitability Temperature (GWIT) of at least 775 °C if the product is used for insulating materials in unsupervised household appliances working with an electrical current higher than 0,2 Ampere.

All flame retardant products from LANXESS fulfill the EU directives WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment).

Please use the following links for more information about the glow wire test, standard IEC 60335-1 as well as applications.

IEC 60335-1applicationtesting

Household Appliances Standard
IEC 60335-1

Case Studies
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Flammabilitiy Tests
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Overview of flame retardant grades - Durethan (PA) and Pocan (PBT, PET)

Our product range includes new halogen-free and bromine-containing grades which offer a combination of high flame retardancy, low ignitability (GWIT), unusually high electrical values, good flowability and outstanding mechanical properties.

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FR grades - more literature
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ULYellow Cards Durethan and PocanUnderwriters Laboratories (UL)
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