UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organisation, has issued the first ever UL Verified Claim for performance materials to a series of three phosphorus-based PIN FR range produced by pinfa member company ADEKA.
UL verified the claim that, used for fire safety treatment of polypropylene (V0 at 1.6 mm), in fire tests, the PIN FRs produced 99% less smoke density and 89% less carbon monoxide compared to brominated FR treatment of the polymer. UL indicates that the use of low smoke performance, based on non-halogenated FRs, is expected to grow in industries such as E&E, electrical building wiring, railways and aerospace. The phosphorus PIN FRs are indicated by UL to “produce less dark smoke and acidic gases, so contributing to fire safety” and can be used in polypropylene PP and polyethylene PE. ADEKA , which marked its 100th anniversary in 2017, offers non-halogenated and low smoke and CO emission-producing flame retardants to the industries including appliance wiring, indoor wiring, automotive, railways and aerospace.
“UL Issues the first UL Verified Mark to demonstrate the performance of functional material to ADEKA’s flame retardants”, Underwriters Laboratories 27th June 2017 and ADEKA 25th June 2017 See also ADEKA phosphorus PIN FRs in pinfa Newsletter n° 52 and Pinfa product selector: http://www.pinfa.org/index.php/en/product-selector