Christoph Justen, Armacell, provides rigid PET foams for applications requiring demanding mechanical properties and light weight, such as wind turbine blades and structural elements in transport applications. Armacell is producing such technical materials from post-consumer plastics waste (recovered PET bottles).
PIN flame retardants provide solutions to achieve demanding fire performance and low smoke toxicity, for example to achieve EU railway requirements (EN45545, DIN 5510 or NF F 16-101). Customers are increasingly requiring testing of the foam itself, not only in the finished product (where the foam is behind protective cladding), so the performance of stand-alone product has to be increasingly improved. Therefore, challenges include identifying PIN synergists to further improve fire performance and reduce smoke emission.
As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell is a global company: 3,000 employees, 25 production plants, 16 countries, four continents. Armacell´s products contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. The Advanced Insulation business focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment. The Engineered Foams business develops high-performance foams that are used in high-tech and lightweight applications. See www.armacell.com and http://www.armacell-core-foams.com