The Importance of Flame Retardant Additives

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If you are utilizing plastics, you are probably aware that there are many different types of additives that you can choose to operate in the manufacturing of your plastic. These additives serve various purposes, such as antimicrobial, chemical foaming agents, process aids, essential oils, and more. You may have even seen flame retardant additives. Flame retardant additives are very popular because, in many applications, they are necessary to protect the end-user, as plastic is used in a wide variety of industries around the world.

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Why Choose Flame Retardant Plastic Additives?

Flame retardant compounds are a great option because, by their very nature, polymers are combustible. Utilizing these additives to your polymers will help to eliminate some of this innate combustibility, making the final product safer to use in a wide variety of unique applications in the marketplace. These additives are beneficial for various reasons, but specifically, because they can help save lives.

Benefits of flame-retardant additives include but are not limited to:

  • Slow down polymer combustion and degradation
  • Reduce smoke emission
  • Avoid drippage of melting polymers
  • Minimize the spread and effect of a fire

No one plans for a fire. Choosing additives that will slow a fire from spreading and minimize its effects makes good sense.

Phoenix Plastics Can Offer the Additives You Need

Phoenix Plastics would love to meet with you if you are interested in utilizing this type of additive in your plastics manufacturing. We have a complete line of flame retardant compounds and concentrates. These compounds include aluminum trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, intumescent chemistry, and brominated systems. We would love to meet with you to discuss your specific needs and determine which one of our products best suits your application.

We would be happy to discuss your compounding needs with you!

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