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.

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For more information about some of the more popular resins used for Flame Retardant Compounds, select from the menu below:

RTP 100 FR Series — Excellent fatigue endurance and outstanding chemical resistance. Performs well at operating temperatures up to 225 °F (105 °C).

Applications include: wire and cable jacketing, small appliances, lawn and garden tools, outdoor grating, support brackets, furniture components, toys, and kitchen tools.

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RTP 200 FR Series — Superb mechanical properties up to 275 °F (135 °C) in continuous use. Molds easily in thin wall sections; good resistance to chemicals.

Applications include: electrical & electronic connectors, electrostatic painting applications.