Each year, billions of pounds of flame retardant additives are used throughout the world.

A variety of flame retardant chemistries, packages, or systems can be deployed in different polymers depending on the requirements of individual end-use applications.

Some polymers are inherently flame retardant. Other polymers — including nylons, polyesters, polypropylenes and many other useful and cost-effective materials — are not. They must be modified to achieve the proper level of fire resistance through the use of flame retardant additives.