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.

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.

RTP 300 FR Series — Superior impact strength, high heat resistance, good electrical properties, excellent mechanical properties up to 250 °F (120 °C). Controlled shrinkage, dimensional stability, thermal stability, good flow, and good surface finish.

Applications include: consumer goods, business machines, housings, and medical devices.

RTP 600 FR Series — Continuous use temperatures up to 175 ˚F (80 °C). Easy processing, chemical resistance, increased surface hardness, good impact strength, and overall toughness. Good for plating.

Applications include: housings for business equipment and medical devices.

RTP 1000 FR Series — Good dimensional stability, high heat resistance, chemical resistance. Good flow in thin-wall sections, rapid crystallization, low mold temperatures, and fast cycle times make this material economical to mold.

Applications include: electrical & electronic connectors (preferred over nylon when moisture absorption is an issue).

RTP 2500 FR Series — Higher heat deflection temperature than ABS with better low-temperature impact resistance than PC. Good dimensional stability, easily colored.

Applications include: computer and business machine housings, appliances.

RTP 1800A FR Series — Higher impact resistance than PC/ABS with the processing ease of acrylic. Excellent flow, ideal for thin wall molding.

Applications include: portable device housings, lighting fixtures, appliance components, toys, furniture, automotive components, and medical diagnostic equipment.

RTP 2800 FR Series — Offers a broad range of elastomeric properties in addition to superior heat resistance. Can incorporate with both RoHS compliant and halogen-free FR systems.

Our FR experts are well versed in material testing, regulations, and finding the right thermoplastic solution for your part. Our portfolio includes halogen-free and brominated chemistries, with RoHS or other environmental compliance. To learn more, contact your local sales engineer!

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