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12/2015 - 2015

Ready-to-use compound for flame-retardant coating

The majority of halogen-containing organic compounds are on the substances of very high concern list. Toxic substances, such as dioxins, are released when burning such flame retardants. They deposit in the form of soot in the environment and, thus, are health hazardous. Consequently, these flame retardants are increasingly coming under criticism and equivalent replacements have been sought after for a long time already.

This is why recently more and more flame retardants based on ammonium polyphosphate (APP) are used. Their flame-retardant effects are primarily based on releasing phosphoric acid by forming a so-called insulating layer and by reducing pyrolysis gases.

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