Halogenated Flame Retardants | Clariant, Shinkong partner promote halogenated flame retardants

Clariant, Shinkong partner to promote halogenated flame retardants

8:01 AM, 19th October 2016
Clariant, Shinkong partner to promote halogenated flame retardants

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant International Ltd extends it alliance with Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation’s engineering plastics division to promote Clariant's non-halogenated flame retardants for wider applications in China.

Shinkong’s halogen-free compounds based on Clariant's flame retardants are undergoing an increasing demand as an OEM manufacturer in electronics and electrical appliances industry.

Long-term collaboration

Clariant's halogen-free flame retardant Exolit OP was first introduced to Shinkong 13 years ago for innovative polyester compound development. After its commercialization in 2005, Shinkong was the first company in the Greater China region to promote halogen-free PBT compounds. Exolit OP 1240 has been used by Shinkong ever since.

Applications range from high-temperature polyamides for lead-free soldering via engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers for wire and cables to thermoset epoxy adhesives for printed wiring boards. With tailor-made formulations for a variety of polymers fully available for commercial products, the Exolit OP series offers good versatility for a host of applications, such as computer cooling fans, connectors and other electrical parts.

On the sustainability side, the phosphinates are scientifically proven from a toxicological and environmental point of view. All tests of these products underline their sound environmental performance, as well as safety levels in line with a rising industry standard on greener materials.

"The partnership with Shinkong help Clariant widen its distribution horizon for non-halogenated flame retardants. Leveraging Shinkong's extensive portfolio of leading customers," said Darren Soo, head of sales Greater China, Clariant business unit additives.

"Shinkong and Clariant share the similar aim of sustainability and have been working together to help drive the industry towards healthier and more sustainable development. This partnership will further develop the industries,” added Samson Lo, president of Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corp.

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