Applications

Electrical Engineering & Electronics

In the discussion of preventive fire safety, cables hold a position of high attention. Cables can be found everywhere, in buildings, mass-transport and even within your cell phone. Regarding to flammability, toxicity and corrosivity of smoke generating from cables, electronic goods, consumer electronics, business machines, household appliances and etc, the reason of applying flame retardants for preventing the cause of around one fifth of all fires, is undeniable. Manufactures have two choices; to re-design their products or use fire-resistant outer castings. Flame retardants additives are seen by most as the more cost-effective solution. Therefore, safety requirements demand the use of flame resistant materials in proximity to live parts, connectors etc

 

Transportation

The world is a much smaller place today thanks to modern modes of transportation. Decisions about vacation destinations or business travel now go beyond cities and states and encompass countries around the world. Transportation engineers and manufacturers have been using extensively a wide variety of plastics, textiles and composite materials in the mechanical, structural and decorative parts of today’s transport, including airplanes, ships ,trains and cars to improve a wealth of options for transportation design, function and performance. Due to the flammability of usage materials in transportation vehicles, flame retardants is being applied to prevent the ignition of textile covers on seats including their upholstery fillings, curtains as well as wall panels and other structural parts. Hence, flame retardants play a vital role in transportation safety for passengers.

 

Building And Construction Industry

According to constant innovations in insulation, wiring and structural elements, today’s new buildings are more energy efficient, more comfortable, safer and healthier than ever before. Today’s plastic insulation materials, composites, metals and glass have brought far greater versatility to the conceptual and creative side of construction. Also in every building, the large amount of electrical or communication cables extending out to different rooms for the use of not only household appliances but also due to elevators, heating systems and other structural features in modern buildings, increase a greater potential risk of igniting and setting fire. In order to meet these fire safety requirements the use of flame retardants is necessary especially in polymeric types of materials, e.g. in insulation, pipes and cables to increase the chances that individuals can evacuate a building and escape the deadly consequences of fire-related.

 

Textile And Upholstery

Ignition hazard of advanced plastics materials used in upholstered furniture and furnishings, wall coverings and clothes, textiles used in upholstered couches, chairs, curtains , pillows and carpets have been considered for one of the significance possibilities for setting fire. In this area, Flame retardants can be used to limit the flammability of textiles by reacting co-monomers into synthetic polymer materials, treating the surface of the fibers or coating the finished textile with a flame retardant formulation. The desired or required durability against wear and washing is a key criterion for choosing the appropriate textile and flame retardant combination.