pinfa member FRX Polymers with China’s Yoo-Point have jointly developed water-based emulsions of polymeric phosphonate PIN flame retardants. This is considered an environmentally-preferable alternative to solvent-based systems. Applications already implemented in the market include polyurethane (PU) coatings and low-density PU foams. The < 400 nm particle size in the emulsion ensures stability, flame retardancy performance and low total volatile organic compounds emissions (TVOC). It enables to achieve global car manufacturers strict specifications for automotive interiors for TVOC and fogging, and also the new Chinese mandatory standard GB/T 27630-201X. Other possible applications include PU foams and coatings for clothing, rainwear and synthetic leather, as well as use in other compatible resins.
“FRX Polymers® and China’s Yoo-Point Jointly Develop Water-Based Emulsions Containing Nofia® Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants”, 29th April 2019 https://www.frxpolymers.com/news-events-2/2019/4/30/frx-polymers-and-chinas-yoo-point-jointly-develop-water-based-emulsions-containing-nofia-non-halogenated-flame-retardants