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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 utilize in the manufacturing of your plastic. These additives can serve a wide variety of 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 such 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 its very nature, polymers are combustible. Utilizing these additives to your polymers will help to eliminate some of this innate combustibility, making the finished product safer to use in a wide variety of unique applications in the market place. These additives are beneficial for a variety of reasons, but specifically, because it 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

While no one plans for a fire, choosing additives that will slow a fire from spreading and minimize its effects simply makes good sense.

Phoenix Plastics Can Offer the Additives You Need

If you are interested in utilizing this type of additive in your plastics manufacturing, Phoenix Plastics would love to meet with you. We have a complete line of flame retardant compounds and concentrates including aluminum trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, intumescent chemistry, and brominated systems.  We would love to meet with you to discuss your specific needs so we can determine which one of our products would best suit your application. Get in touch with us here any time or give us a call today at 866-760-2311 so we can discuss your compounding needs!

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