Posted on 11/06/2020 in Electric & Electronic 2020
HP using recycled PIN FR plastics

Hewlett Packard has objectives to phase out brominated flame retardants and to use 30% recycled plastics. Phosphorus based PIN FRs provide the solution. Three-quarters of HP’s personal IT products (laptops, PCs, displays …) achieved “low halogen” in 2018. Now, HP will use a PIN flame retardant plastic produced from Ocean Bound Plastic waste with non-halogenated phosphinate-based flame PIN retardants from Clariant (see pinfa Newsletter n° 113). Initial chal-lenges in processing were related to the change in base polymer, not to the PIN FRs. HP is reported (Chemical Watch) to be advocating for legislation to restrict brominated FRs, as well as other substances of concern, because although alternatives exist for most applications, widespread adoption needs regulatory restrictions.

“HP using halogen-free recycled plastics to achieve 2025 goal. Clariant’s phosphinate-based compound ‘a sustainable replacement’, Chemical Watch, 18th March 2020

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