Flame Retardant (FR) plastics are essential to devices we use every day, providing a valuable tool in fire prevention. In order for fire to occur, three basic elements must exist: fuel, heat, and oxygen. The science of flame retardance uses chemical reactions to moderate one or more of these fire elements.
Although no plastic can be rendered entirely fire proof, flame retardant thermoplastics can delay ignition and fire spread, which increases escape time, making them a critical part of product design. In addition, part design and nominal wall thickness are key factors in flammability certification.
Our engineers can formulate the right thermoplastic compound for your application, one that meets regulations, achieves optimum moldability, and provides the performance you expect.