Although flammability is not often a concern with conventional gas powered vehicles, electrical and autonomous vehicles do require a fresh approach to passenger safety. Most thermoplastics utilized in the automotive industry today are inherently flammable, and therefore require an additive package to meet industry flame standards such as UL94 V-0; in addition, they must function well in the end application.

Batteries and their components benefit from Flame Retardant Compounds to help meet safety regulations and improve passenger safety.

Description

PP, PA, PBT

Key Characteristics

HB, V1, V2, V0, 5VB, and 5VA

Benefits
  • Risk mitigation

  • Colorable (safety orange, for example)

Typical Applications
  • LI Ion batteries

  • High voltage connectors

  • Parts with rating requirements

Battery Components: Housings, Frames, Plates, Trays
Formula Description UL 94 Flammability Tensile Strength (MPa) Flexural Modulus (GPa) Charpy Notched Impact (kJ/m2) HDT @ 1.82 MPa (°C) Density Filler Content
RTP 199 X 151875 A PP – Unfilled – FR V-0 25 1.1 5.8 52 1.00 N/A
RTP 399 X 143586 PC – Transparent – Unfilled – FR V-0/5VA 69 2.7 12.2 125 1.24 N/A
RTP 199 X 156119 B PP – Mineral – FR V-0/5VA 27 2.9 3 70 1.35 20
RTP 199 X 135008 A PP – Glass Fiber – FR V-0/5VA 80 7.2 8.2 145 1.50 30
RTP 2099 X 150722 A PA Alloy – Glass Fiber – FR V-0/5VA 131 9.3 17 188 1.56 30
RTP 299 K X 138337 C PARA – Glass Fiber – FR V-0/5VA 193 15.9 11.5 210 1.57 40
Electrical Components: High Voltage Connectors, Terminal Covers, Telecommunication Housings
Formula Description UL 94 Flammability Tensile Strength (MPa) Flexural Modulus (GPa) Charpy Notched Impact (kJ/m2) HDT @ 1.82 MPa (°C) Density Filler Content
RTP 199 X 137777 D PP – Unfilled – FR V-0 31 1.4 2.3 55 1.02 N/A
RTP 199 X 134952 B PP – Mineral Filled – FR V-0/5VA 22 2.2 4.5 70 1.31 15
RTP 1099 X 149490 PBT – Glass Fiber – FR – Low Warp V-0/5VA 134 9.5 8.8 204 1.63 30
RTP 1099 X 156121 A PBT – Glass Fiber – FR V-0/5VA 136 9.7 8 210 1.63 30
Outdoor Components: Connectors, In Cable Circuit Breakers/Control Boxes, Charging Station Housings
Formula Description UL 94 Flammability Tensile Strength (MPa) Flexural Modulus (GPa) Charpy Notched Impact (kJ/m2) HDT @ 1.82 MPa (°C) Density Filler Content
RTP 199 X 138253 A PP- Unfilled UV – FR V-0 24 1.2 47 52 1.04 N/A
RTP 2099 X 143976 D PC/PBT – Unfilled – UV – FR V-0/5VA 48 2.1 48 88 1.29 N/A
Underhood Components: Engine Covers, Electrical Components
Formula Description UL 94 Flammability Tensile Strength (MPa) Flexural Modulus (GPa) Charpy Notched Impact (kJ/m2) HDT @ 1.82 MPa (°C) Density Filler Content
RTP 299 X 150941 A PA 66 – Glass Fiber – FR V-0 125 7.0 6.5 235 1.56 15
RTP 299 A X 157486 A PA 6 – Glass Fiber – FR V-0 125 7.0 15 200 1.54 15
RTP 299 X 156120 A PA 66 – Glass Fiber – FR V-0 150 9.5 6.2 245 1.65 25